BCS had previously entered into an agreement with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This joint project demonstrated:
Application patents have been issued to BCS regarding both aspects of the SAA with BCS retaining all
intellectual property rights.
After successful demonstration of the technology, BCS entered into a new agreement between NASA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
and the Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR). The first of a series of contracts was awarded by NASA, which provided funding to provide the expertise to assist in the design,
fabrication, and testing of cryogenic self-contained breathing apparatuses. In support of these SCBAs
for use in underground mining, BCS was tasked as well with designing Liquid Air zero-loss storage and
supply and fill systems.