NASA plans tile improvement

Pierce, Julia
February 2003
Engineer (00137758);2/7/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7620, p10
Reports that the NASA, together with Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is funding research to develop fabrication techniques for more heat-resistant tiles. Ability to withstand 50 percent more heat than current silica-based structures; Goal of making the tiles part of the space shuttle's structure rather than being attached afterwards.


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