In pictures: 20 key NASA projects in 2009

From the space shuttle and Mars mission to water on the moon and ice on the Earth, NASA has its hands in a variety of critical projects

In pictures: 20 key NASA projects in 2009 prev next

Loading...

Hot stuff here: NASA in April made one of the most important decisions for the future of its space flights - the heat shield material that will protect future space explorers from the hellish heat of space travel. The space agency went with a technology it was quite familiar with, a fiberglass, silica, epoxy combination known as Avcoat. The heat protection technology was used on the current space shuttle missions as well as the Apollo spacecrafts, NASA said.

Prev Next 16/21

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the Good Gear Guide comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.

Close

In pictures: 20 key NASA projects in 2009

21 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?