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How do spacecraft travel through the atmosphere without burning up?



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Slowly! If the speed is too high, any spacecraft is in danger of burning up. Of course there are methods to reduce the problem. One way is to use heat resistant outer skin. Another way is to use an ablative nose cone, which essentially boils away under the intense heat and prevents most of the heat from reaching the rest of the craft.

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