Corning Incorporated recently announced that its HPFS(R) fused silica glass material is being studied by NASA as part of the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE). The project aims to investigate the stability and durability of a variety of materials that are planned for future space applications. Corning has a long history of providing HPFS fused silica glass material to NASA. The company has provided the window glass for every manned space launch of NASA, as well as all of the glass for the space station. The experiment will determine the long-term effects a space environment has on various materials, including Corning's HPFS fused silica glass material. The HPFS and samples of other materials were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by the space shuttle Discovery.
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