The Challenges Of Heat Protection In Space

There is a reason why there is still no confirmed presence of life outside of Earth. Space is a hostile environment inimical to life. Conditions are widely different from those found here on Earth, so scientists and engineers have to remove some preconceived notions applicable only here on the planet when designing aerospace equipment.

A Quick Look at Aerospace Materials 

The aerospace industry is unique in terms of what it looks for in materials, with the oil and gas industry being the closest. Since aircrafts need to be able to resist the force of gravity while maximizing air support, aerospace materials need to be lightweight but strong. At the same time, they need to be resistant to heat, […]