Spacecraft reentry to Earth
Name: pamela a mcdermott
Date: Around 1993
How do spacecraft travel through the atmosphere without burning up?
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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