Blowtorch vs Heat Shield

  • Released Thursday, July 19th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM
  • ID: 12866

Betsy Congdon of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is the Lead Thermal Engineer on the heat shield that NASA's Solar Probe will use to protect itself against the Sun. The shield is so robust, Congdon can use a blowtorch on one side and the other side remains cool enough to touch.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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