Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: hexagonal spacecraft A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog ISS Cupola <p> Here we see the hexagonal architecture of the International Space Station's <a class="ex" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupola_%28ISS_module%29">Cupola</a> module. Hexagonal space-windows are often seen in science fiction treatments of space travel, but this is the first time we have seen a proper full-sized hexagonal window in an actual spaceborne craft. The hexagon is of course the natural geometry for dealing with the hostile environemnt of outer space, as we have seen for many decades now in the hexagonal structure of satellites and deep space probes. No doubt we will see more and more such hexagonal architecture as we move out into the Solar System&mdash;eventually. </p> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:27:34 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/iss-cupola https://hexnet.org/content/iss-cupola