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Workers recently began cutting and coating the first thermal protection system tiles – part of the heat shield that will protect an Orion spacecraft during an upcoming flight test which will simulate the re-entry speed and heating of returning from deep space.
BRISTOL, Pa., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the space shuttle Atlantis, carrying DUNMORE Corporation's Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) materials, completes the last journey of the 30-year program, DUNMORE is looking forward to a growing range of opportunities emerging all over the world to continue the shuttle's work. Already a material supplier to NASA, the International Space Station and many of the public and private organizations launching satellites into orbit, DUNMORE expects steady...
The steady hum of oversized sewing machines is finally returning to the building where a team of dedicated employees pieces together the space shuttle's protective skin.
When the shuttle Discovery streaked into the clear, blue sky this summer, millions of Americans sat on the edges of their seats, staring in awe at computer screens and television sets.
Employing the kind of NASA ingenuity seen during Apollo 13, an astronaut prepped for an emergency repair job Wednesday on Discovery's exterior with forceps, scissors and a hacksaw fashioned out of a blade and a little duct tape.
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