Moss Airdrop Disaster Shelters

Bill Moss had long been interested in designing instant shelters that could house survivors of natural disasters. He believed his goal of making large shelters in small containers in the smallest amount of time was the perfect solution for getting survivors the shelter they needed, especially in areas that could not be reached by ground vehicles. Why not drop the shelter and supplies out of the sky?

Top Left: this sketch shows the dropping and opening of the airdrop disaster shelter. Bottom Left: an airdrop project demonstration. Top Right: the airdrop project crew: Peter Kuttner, Randall Lasky, Shaun Jackson and Terry Beaubois. Bottom Right: a prototype of the airdrop shelter, a nylon dome-shaped structure with fiberglass tubular poles. It opened immediately upon landing on the ground and could provide shelter for six adults.

Top Left: this sketch shows the dropping and opening of the airdrop disaster shelter. Bottom Left: an airdrop project demonstration. Top Right: the airdrop project crew: Peter Kuttner, Randall Lasky, Shaun Jackson and Terry Beaubois. Bottom Right: a prototype of the airdrop shelter, a nylon dome-shaped structure with fiberglass tubular poles. It opened immediately upon landing on the ground and could provide shelter for six adults.