Re: STS-107 from Mt. Hamilton pictures posted

From: Robert G Fenske Jr (fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 02 2003 - 23:51:16 EST

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    On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Markus Mehring wrote:
    
    > in a regular fashion. This is not how the Shuttle heat shield works. The
    > shield is designed to be heat resistant without conducting the heat
    
    	Yes, the tiles have a remarkable ability to dissipate heat.  I
    remembering seeing a demonstation on TV (a "60 Minutes" segment as I recall),
    probably in the early '80s, of someone holding a tile by the corners/edges
    while a blowtorch was applied to the middle of the tile.
    
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