How to Splice Wires to NASA’s Standards

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 1st, 2012

NASA is particularly precise when it comes to splicing wires; there’s a lot at stake when you’re sending people into space. Learn how to splice NASA style by checking out their guidelines for splicing wires of all shapes and sizes.

Over at MAKE Magazine there was a debate over the the proper way to splice a line for maximum connectivity and strength. The debate was settled when someone trotted out the NASA standards for line splicing and cable connections. You can check out the full Standards Guide at the link below.

NASA-STD 8739.4 – Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses, and Wiring [via MAKE]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/1/12
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