Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture, Technology

Chart Positions

Natural Sciences 5
Science & Medicine 12
Top 200 171

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Why doesn't the space shuttle burn up upon re-entry?

August 17th, 2009

Episode 357 of 1127 episodes

Meteors burn up once they hit Earth's atmosphere, and the space shuttle would do the same if it wasn't protected. Learn more about meteors and the technologies that keep the space shuttle from burning up in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Featured Podcast