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Hamilton Helps Earthlings Prep for Mars and Beyond

Before astronauts land on Mars and take an even bigger step for mankind, they’ll need a little help from Hamilton on Earth.

NASA enlisted our dual-wheel, solid pneumatic casters to help build and test a new landing vehicle called the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

Hamilton’s 21-inch casters with dual-tread contact brakes helped safely transport the precious cargo into place for a test launch on June 28, 2014. Get a view of them at the 8-second mark and see them in action at 1:35.

With the LDSD’s supersonic technology, NASA can launch a crew-filled capsule from space into Mars. And, to compensate for the planet’s incredibly thin atmosphere, slow the vessel from speeds greater than the speed of sound to about 200 mph.

Mark Adler, project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, beamed over the test mission’s success.

"The test vehicle worked beautifully, and we met all of our flight objectives,” he said. “We’ve recovered all the vehicle hardware and data recorders and will be able to apply all of the lessons learned from this information to our future flights."

To learn more about the test flight and future missions to Mars, jet on over to

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Google Searches for Casters. Finds Hamilton

When Google expands its Big Apple footprint, it rolls forward with Hamilton.

The search giant is using our extra heavy-duty rigid casters to crown a New York City stronghold with a swank, state-of-the-art rooftop terrace.

Set for completion later this year, the company’s architects have dreamed up the kind of innovative outdoor lounge you’d expect only from Google. Custom, modern wooden chairs and sofas sit on rails so employees can easily glide from sun to shade.

That’s where you’ll find Hamilton.

“These are the heaviest casters I’ve ever seen,” said Wigens Lindor of the Rosenwatch Group, the company crafting the furniture. “We needed weather-resistant wheels durable enough to roll under thousands of pounds and constant stress. Hamilton delivered.”

The forged steel, rigid construction allows each caster to support up to 2,600 pounds with minimal rolling resistance. Simply put: Even the scrawniest Googlers can feel like the Hulk while sliding oversized deck chairs across the rooftop.

“Google is practically ingrained in our DNA,” said Mark Lippert, Hamilton’s vice president of marketing. “It’s pretty cool that one of the world’s most admired and innovative companies is breaking new ground with Hamilton.”

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