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Chris Barreras, Payloads Engineer Responds:

To Hamster Habitat, Submitted by Alex Donahue

A good design!

How does the rodent get fresh recirculated air?
It appears the fan moves the air in the habitat only.
You should be careful: with the fan where it is, the animal floating in zero g may collide with the fan....what a mess!

What are the chains used for? Holding the habitat down for zero g?
Try using velcro. We use a lot of velcro in the spacelab.

How is the animal going to get food?

How is the heat transferred to the animal?

You must remember to make sure all the seams are sealed. Rodent urine finds ways to leak.

I have a problem for you to help me with, Alex: I need to know the amount of water a tube will hold if the tube has a diameter of .062 inches and is 100 inches long. Some of my fellow Engineers wanted to know the amount of water in our RAHF lines. You can help us...

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