Why isnt NAsa using this idea?

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    Chuck Hoberman - Google Search

    Packs up small then you expand it in space

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRL0tMaNgjQ]YouTube - Original Hoberman Sphere[/ame]
     
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    To do what?
     
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    I can't believe you have never seen one of these. I had one as a toy when I was around 10. Neat concept but not to useful unless you need to ship large empty spheres without skin.
     
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    As a prefab.
     
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    Easy enough to skin on earth and reenforcement in orbit.the panels are all uniform I bought one for my kid when it was first available, the potential was rather obvious.
    Deck and bulk heads added as needed .

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