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.

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

July 21, 2013 06:29 PM

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