TITLE

NASA plans tile improvement

AUTHOR(S)
Pierce, Julia
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/7/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7620, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9223022

 

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