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The Orion's Heat Shield Gets a Scorching on Re-entry - Universe Today
Yes, she’s a little worse for wear, isn’t she? But then again, that’s what atmospheric re-entry and 2200 °Celsius (4000 °Fahrenheit) worth of heat will do to you! Such was the state of the heat shield that protected NASA’s Orion Spaceship after it re-entered the atmosphere on Dec. 5th, 2014. Having successfully protected the craft during … Continue reading "The Orion’s Heat Shield Gets a Scorching on Re-entry"