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Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Demonstration

Hits: 4814 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17310 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:46:32 PM
PoptartinSD: I'm sure they measured it with a thermometer first, when they did.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:47:39 PM

As always, Star Trek did it first.


PoptartinSD
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 178 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:40:28 PM
Who was the first person who wanted to try picking one of those things up with their bare hands???

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3140 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:56:20 PM
cool i havent seen that sents 1982

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17310 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:30:39 PM
Aerogels are amazing materials. The LI-900 shuttle tiles aren't exactly aerogels, but they very close. They are the best insulating materials on the planet, they are lightweight and strong but brittle.

One day we may be insulating our houses with this stuff.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6464 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:26:57 PM
I've held a red hot shuttle tile. Years ago, before Challenger and phones that record.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1598 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:18:59 PM
Just another reason why we should be venturing further into space. Solving problems, stretching the imagination and the knowledge of man because problems won't get solved any other way. This leads to finding new questions to ask and then new problems to solve. The cure for cancer could be found during the quest to reach Mars. You just can't be sure how tree of knowledge will grow and what new branch will split off from the old. We need to keep daring to do the impossible. It's during those times that man is at his best.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4884 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:56:38 AM
Ermay-zing! That takes a lot of confidence. If I tried that, someone would have substituted a slab of steel for my bit of tile.

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 341 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:51:55 AM
I love awesome stuff!

REV666
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 190 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:38:37 AM
THEY MADE GLOWSTONE!!!!

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4471 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:38:07 AM
Science FTW

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:27:16 AM
Link: Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Demonstration [Rate Link] - Hands-on demonstration of how well the shuttle tiles dissipate heat.


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