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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  • Temperature gauges inside the arc jet facility

    Temperature gauges inside the arc jet facility allow scientists to simulate conditions and temperatures that a spacecraft would encounter on re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Instruments measure temperature of heat-shield materials

    Outside the arc jet facility, instruments measure the surface temperature of the heat shield materials to see how they react to extreme temperatures.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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