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Microbial Check Valve® officially recognized as Certified Space Technology

By SpaceRef Editor
July 7, 2005
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Microbial Check Valve® officially recognized as Certified Space Technology

The Space Foundation announced today that the Microbial Check Valve® (MCV) technology from Water Security Corporation is officially recognized as a Certified Space Technology?. This water purification technology was developed for NASA and has been used on all U.S. manned Space Shuttle missions.

Water Security Corporation developed the MCV technology to recycle and purify the limited water supply available aboard the shuttle. This purification system effectively kills more than 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses found in contaminated water. Water Security Corporation’s water filtration systems now support a range of applications and can filter and disinfect water from the most challenging sources.

“Water Security Corporation’s MCV technology was awarded the Certified Space Technology seal because it effectively applies space-based knowledge to a needed application on Earth,” said Kevin C. Cook, director of brand management for the Space Foundation. “Their water filtration systems are providing safe, affordable drinking water throughout the world.”

The Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, manages the Space Certification Program to recognize innovators who transform technology originally developed for space use into commercial products, to increase public awareness of the benefits of space transfer technology, and to encourage further innovation. For more than 40 years at NASA, the world’s best engineers bred a host of advanced technologies that fueled America’s efforts in space and resulted in a number of earthly applications as well. Now, qualified products and services incorporating those technologies can be officially tied to U.S. space efforts through the Space Certification Program.

About Water Security Corporation

Water Security® is located in Sparks, Nev., and is focused on developing and marketing leading edge technology that will provide safe drinking water for developing countries. By combining the benefits of chemical adsorption, ion exchange, ultra-filtration and nano-filtration processes, Water Security products yield safe, healthy, good tasting water from the available water sources. From the kitchen counter to rural villages, Water Security applies space age technologies to solve the world’s water problem. More information about Water Security Corporation products can be found online at or by calling (707) 937-3542.

About The Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, Oct. 4-6, in Omaha, Neb.; Florida Space 2005, Nov. 15-17 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, Fla.; and the Foundation’s signature event, the National Space Symposium, April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, visit

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