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Fraser
2009-Mar-30, 05:20 PM
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 [...]

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