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Blowtorch vs Heat Shield

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.


Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Editor
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Videographer
Betsy Congdon (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Lead Engineer
Curtis Wilkerson (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Technical Support
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