Liquid Air Breathing Technology

Our Mission

To enable the transfer of cryogenic based life support technology developed by NASA at the Kennedy Space Center to civilian applications, especially those needed to protect humans working in hazardous environments.

To advance the state-of-the-art in respiratory protective equipment using cryogenic forms of air, oxygen, or nitrox with the intent of enhancing safety, reducing weight, extending durations, and relieving heat stress.
Liquid Air Self Contained Breathing Apparatus being used by the NASA Pad Rescue Team during a simulated exercise at the Space Shuttle launch Pad 39 –>





Representatives from Kennedy Space Center, BCS Life Support, LabTech and URS demo a Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) and a smaller liquid-air filled backpack called CryoBA, short for Cryogenic Breathing Apparatus, in Titusville, Fla. on June 13.
Image Credit: NASA/Daniel Casper






NASA Technology may Breathe Life, Safety into Mines

Rebecca Regan, John F. Kennedy Space Center

A technology used by NASA to protect crews working around hazardous gases soon could be called on for a number of life-saving applications as well as the agency’s new human spaceflight endeavors.

The Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) and a smaller liquid air-filled backpack under development in Kennedy Space Center’s Biomedical Lab have the potential to store more than twice the amount of breathable air than traditional compressed gas systems.

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