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Experiment Performed on Shuttle Heat Tiles During Discovery's Re-Entry - Universe Today
[/caption] In an experiment, one of space shuttle Discovery’s exterior heat tiles was deliberately altered and monitored during the shuttle’s high-speed return to Earth on Saturday. Data was collected to help understand airflow, and provided information for engineers designing the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft. One tile on the bottom of the shuttle’s left … Continue reading "Experiment Performed on Shuttle Heat Tiles During Discovery’s Re-Entry"