YouTube: Space Shuttle TPS

This NASA video segment explores how the space shuttle is able to go from frigid temperatures in space to extremely hot temperatures when entering the earths atmosphere. Find out how experts use sand to help protect the space shuttle successfully travel from one temperature to the next.

Actual sample of the material used to protect the shuttle from the extreme heat of re-entry.

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