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Thermal Protection System
 

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      a system used to protect spacecraft from temperatures that are too hot or too cold

 



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The Thermal Protection System protected the space shuttle so it could return to Earth safely.

When you put on a coat, you are putting on a thermal protection system.








 

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The Mars rover glows from heat as it enters Mars’ atmosphere
The heat shield on the Mars rover protects it when it lands.
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Page Last Updated: July 17th, 2014
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