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If you drive less than ten minutes down the road from NASA Johnson Space Center, you would quickly appreciate the amount of businesses which support the aerospace industry and related technologies that are imperative within the market. One of these businesses is Ad Astra Rocket Company, located about 20 miles south of Houston city center.

Founded by former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, the company is setting some serious targets when it comes to the world of space travel. Cryogenics is a vital technology when it comes to the aerospace industry and Ad Astra Rocket is focused on two main applications. Perhaps not the first thing that springs to mind when someone thinks of cryogenics and space travel, but the Houston-based company told gasworld it is having an increased interest in the cryogenic storage of propellants.

In many industries, cryogenic tanks and trailers are used to store and transport liquefied gases, such as helium, argon, oxygen and nitrogen, at high pressures and low temperatures.

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