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Space Shuttle at re-entry

Space Shuttle at re-entry

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Space shuttle re-entry. Artwork of the space shuttle glowing during re-entry. The space shuttle is covered in heat resistant tiles made from silica. These protect it from heat generated by friction as it enters the atmosphere at high speed. The glow is due to the tiles being heated until they are white hot (seen at the nose at upper right).

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