Heat shields prevent spacecraft entering an atmosphere from burning up. Ideally, NASA would like a heat shield to be extra thick but light enough to allow for extra equipment onboard.
Heat shields prevent spacecraft entering an atmosphere from burning up. Ideally, NASA would like a heat shield to be extra thick but light enough to allow for extra equipment onboard.
Heat shields prevent spacecraft entering an atmosphere from burning up. Ideally, NASA would like a heat shield to be extra thick but light enough to allow for extra equipment onboard.

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July 21, 2013 6:29 PM

University of Kentucky research team gets NASA grant to improve heat shield on spacecraft

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