Marsha Ivins: Keeping The Heat Out in Space

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Marsha Ivins: Keeping The Heat Out in Space


  Last updated May 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm


Everyone wants to go inside a space shuttle but the tiles that made up the exterior of a space shuttle are just as fascinating. They are lightweight and made up of silica, explains former astronaut Marsha Ivins in this video. The technology behind these heatproof tiles allow it to withstand incredible heat, protecting the shuttle from burning up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

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