The first AirSupported™ prototypes were completed. Early ideas explored the possibility of creating an entire tent shape from one compound curved airbeam and welding beams rather than sewing them. The very first successful airbeam Cam completed took over 1500 straight pins to hold together during sewing. It was a bear to construct, but proved the viability of the concept. With working prototypes in hand, NEMO started developing its inaugural tent line and hired its first employees. NEMO began a history of doing specialized consulting work on the side to stimulate creativity and expand its expertise. One of the first projects was to engineer a new architecture for habitat modules for Lunar and Martian exploration.