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NASA eClips™: Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System
February 2, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 4 minutes 58 seconds

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Explore the protection system that allowed the shuttle to go from frigid temperatures in space to extremely hot temperatures when entering Earth's atmosphere. See how these tiles made of sand protected the astronauts.

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