- Jun 12, 2018
Inflatable habitats for Space Stations provide extremely cheap modules for future space stations. They could probably also be deflated when not in use to save energy. The ones being developed are small but there is no reason they could not be made bigger. It might also be possible to have walls that could be penetrated by space junk and then self seal. Not good for anyone inside the inflatable section if they got hit. A standalone structure that could be built by exposing a ball of foam that hardened concrete hard after expanding into a bubble could provide instant shelter in space or on the Moon or Mars.