by Kendall Howard
on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM
This is a catch phrase that you hear many companies exclaim! However, we really are out of this world! Did you know that we have supplied numerous products for NASA? And we know for certain one of them made it on to NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). This robotic mission orbited the moon gathering information about the lunar atmosphere.
How do we know? A couple years ago, a representative from NASA reached out to us to learn more about our 1U Vented Rack Mountable Sliding Shelf. They were interested in using this shelf to secure testing equipment within the LADEE spacecraft. Our engineering team worked with them to evaluate the shelf’s durability and dependability in a zero gravity environment. After obtaining all the information they needed, they sent us notification that our product would indeed be on the mission!
The spacecraft launched in September 2013 and began its 100 day mission. After the mission was complete, the un-manned spacecraft was then decommissioned. Meaning, on April 17th, 2014, the LADEE spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon (as planned)...or in other words, they crashed it into the moon! Now I would like to think that among all the rubble of the LADEE spacecraft, the Kendall Howard 1U Vented Rack Mountable Sliding Shelf would still be intact. But I have to admit…we haven’t done a usability study to prove that!
So while many other companies may say they are out of this world, we have proof that we really are! Make sure you take a second to check out the “out of this world” product line by Kendall Howard.
For more information about the mission, click here. You may also view details on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf0SIRxXvRo