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Re: Apply shuttle ET foam in a vacuum.

Subject: Re: Apply shuttle ET foam in a vacuum.
From: Derek Lyons
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 19:26:36 GMT
Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur, sci.space.policy, sci.space.shuttle
gherbert@xxxxxxxxx (George William Herbert) wrote:

>Foam on the outside does both jobs.  Foam on the inside of the tanks
>would help prevent water ice buildup on the outside, but not help
>with ascent heating. 

Huh?  Insulation is insulation - it prevents heat transfer.  It's not
a one way mirror.

D.
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