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Crew Cabin Velcro

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Comment: Velcro provides white hook-and-loop fasteners to
NASA, which then uses a contractor to dye it blue.

Though NASA did not invent Velcro®, the space agency has used the fabric hook-and-loop fasteners to hold items from floating away in the weightlessness of space. Flight technicians install blue Velcro-brand squares around the crew cabin of the space shuttle as are needed to support mission objectives. These squares were prepared for use inside the orbiter's flight and mid-deck.

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