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Fortunately, because it would be safely tucked inside a payload fairing at launch, the lunar module did not need a heat shield nor the kinds of aerodynamic controls an airplane or spacecraft must have to navigate through an atmosphere.
Neither form would have worked as a heat shield from the past.
The resin can be used in polymer composites for heat shields in space that stay firm up to 370 degrees Celsius.
With Dragon, too, SpaceX has been able to test heat shields needed for a return from the Moon or Mars, Musk said.
The crew-carrying command modules will also use the same style of heat shield used by the Apollo missions to get crews safely back to Earth.
These ablative heat shields will slowly burn up as the modules fall through the atmosphere, in effect making them single use, in contrast to the reusable system of resistant tiles developed for the space shuttles.
Electronic signals indicated that Skylab’s heat shield, which protected the space laboratory from meteoroids and high temperatures, had been sheared off during liftoff.
The heat shield was recently attached to the satellite, in preparation for an upcoming brutal regimen of testing at the APL and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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