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

August 17th, 2009

Episode 358 of 1132 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.

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