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Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System

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Overview of materials and technology used to protect the Space Shuttle during launch, ascent, orbital operations, re-entry and landing.

What's New in Version 3.0

Book is expanded to twice original size. New sections include examples of artifact collections, photos of flown tiles and thermal blankets, location table for thermal tiles, instrument used in tile installation, added postal cachets and future uses of TPS technology.

Customer Reviews

Space shuttle thermal protection system

I had no idea how complex the critical shuttle thermal protection system was. Milgrom does a great job of explaining the system with great photo illustrations and easy to read text. This book is a testament to the brilliant engineers and technicians who made it work. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of space travel and creative problem solving.


Incredibly interesting read! Well written, great photos....if you have any interest in understanding and learning more about our space shuttle program, this book is for you! Fantastic!


Great book from a very knowledgeable space enthusiast. The complexity of the sapce shuttle is generally missunderstood by the general observer. This book describes the process and technique used to create the tiles plus the reasoning behind the manufacturing. The engineers were ingenious who created this heat shield. Much thanks Mr. Milgrom for your enlightening book.

Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System
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  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Science & Nature
  • Published: Jan 10, 2013
  • Publisher: Gary Milgrom
  • Seller: Gary Milgrom
  • Print Length: 18 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 3.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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