Tag-Along Balloon

A bladder-like device that both finds and temporarily fixes leaks in moon tunnels or space station habitats. (Read the full article)

"There were similar devices in Glen Cook's PASSAGE AT ARMS. Called "plug-ups", they were ping pong ball sized balloons, used in Climber type warships due to their exceedingly thin hulls."
(Winchell Chung 3/17/2006 7:30:43 AM )
"What is the possibility of engineering micro versions of Tag-alongs that would be beneficial to humans when injected medically? spaceman186000mps@hotmail.com rwilkins17@nc.rr.com Eric Wilkins Henderson N. C. 27536 Thanks"
(Question from Spaceman C 3/24/2006 6:28:46 AM )
"...small leaks, and leaks that aren't behind the delicate instruments and equipment that occupy pretty much every square inch of the bulkheads of present-day spacecraft."
(Your Obdeient Serpent 10/8/2007 8:06:30 PM )
"I was watching a rerun of Mission to Mars, and during the micrometeor scenes, I was thinking they really could have used some tag-alongs. Balloons filled with super-glue would work well I think. "
(Moondragon 5/15/2009 2:03:59 AM )

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