an image of a heat shield in space

Heat Shields

About this Activity

This lesson is "Heat Shields." Open the slideshow and follow the prompts as we learn about the technology needed to protect astronauts and spacecraft from intense heat upon leaving Earth’s atmosphere as well as re-entry into the atmosphere. 

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Activity Slideshow

A man and woman read an exhibit panel on Intrepid's flight deck while their child points at the propeller of an aircraft.

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