Recorded during a KSC tour 1 day before the launch of the Atlantis Space Shuttle for STS-135, the last Space Shuttle mission. It demonstrates how well the thermal tiles/blocks can dissipate the heat allowing you to pickup a 2200 degrees thermal block while it is still glowing red!
YouTube: Roscket Tasartir
For information about the Space Shuttle thermal tiles, how they work, what they are made of, and other thermal insulation used on the Space Shuttle, check out this very informative brochure here:http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/p…
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