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  • Outside view of the space shuttle Discovery.
    Rights: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Published 9 April 2010 Size: 130 KB Referencing Hub media

    Part of the space shuttle’s outer skin is made up of over 27,000 ceramic tiles. The tiles are designed to withstand the tremendous heat generated on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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