Man heating Space shuttle material during demonstration at the Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, Florida.

Man heating Space shuttle material during demonstration at the Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, Florida.

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  • Man heating Space shuttle material during demonstration at the Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, Florida.

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  • COM02362

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  • 19--

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  • The Space Shuttle employs a combination of lightweight glass fiber tiles, high-temperature insulation, and a variety of blanket materials for insulation. The large surface area versus vehicle mass substantially lowers aerodynamic heating so that the surface material can dissipate the heat without ablating.

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Man heating Space shuttle material during demonstration at the Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, Florida.
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