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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.