NASA's test of the Orion spacecraft earlier this month took advantage of spray polyurethane foam insulation from North Carolina Foam Industries (NCFI).
The spacecraft was successfully launched Dec. 5, the first such take-off since the Space Shuttle program ended.
NCFI said the spacecraft, which was unmanned, went 3,600 miles into space at speeds of up to 20,000 miles per hour and experienced temperatures of up to 4,000o F.
The foam insulation is used on the second-stage liquid fuel tanks of all NASA spacecraft.
The manufacturer has served as a supplier to NASA for 30 years and in 2012 won an award for its foam supply to NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
The Orion used several plastics materials, including composites from TenCate Advanced Composites.