Images: NASA feels the heat at research facility

Images: NASA feels the heat at research facility

Summary: Interaction Heating Facility arc jet heater core is one of the principal research areas where materials for space exploration are tested.

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  • Material meets 1,000 watts/cm(2) of energy

    The material pictured here inside the arc jet is being subjected to energy of 1,000 watts per square centimeter.

  • Inside the arc jet facility

    Inside the arc jet facility.

  • NASA researchers Frank Hui and Ernest Fretter

    Frank Hui, pictured left, an aerospace test engineer, and Ernest Fretter, who oversees the arc jet facility at NASA Ames, where scientists are testing materials that will eventually insulate spacecraft traveling to the moon.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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