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Future of Space Travel

Make the module/spacecraft, rocket soundproof by using Nike grind materials as a shield.

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Although space is a  silent place, spaceships are a noisy. The crew members are exposed to harmful levels of noise during space travel. The international space station is constantly buzzing with noise, which affects the crew members. On the International Space Station, air circulation fans and fluid coolant pumps produce a constant level of background white noise, despite sound mufflers and insulation built into the equipment to keep it as quiet as possible. Over time this noise can affect an astronaut’s hearing.
Even during launch the noise resulting from burning of propellant is hazardous. Nike grind materials can be used to shield the inner walls of the spacecraft to make it soundproof. A shield comprising of 2-3 layers of several combination of grind materials can provide significant relief from the noise. Nike grind materials can also be used in space helmets for the same application.

EVA foam having good tolerance for temperatures ranging from -110 degrees to +220 degree centigrade can be used efficiently to manufacture spacesuits.

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Laminated PU Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Space sector. Can also be applied to other sectors where noise is a significant factor to deal with.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

The idea can be scaled by pitching this use of grind materials to rocket manufacturers, spacesuit manufacturers ,spacecraft manufacturers

How is your idea innovative?

The idea is innovative because, it uses recycled materials to create value for future. It is widely considered that space sector is highly technical and one can make little contribution to it. But simple recycling of grind materials can have a huge range of application in space sector as mentioned above.

What inspired this idea?

I am a space enthusiast and studying at International Space University, where I got to know the challenges faced by crew members. This inspired my idea in which I saw a solution to mitigate the problem.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I am an enthusiastic person who loves to enjoy life and be creative. I am an engineer, management professional and space enthusiast.

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Single entrepreneur.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Becoming a top idea would enable me to link the community of space sector with recycling industry sector. This would also be a value addition for me to pitch about potential of recycling.


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