Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 decade ago

what does this mean..............?

this is a question on my homework

Two strategies that NASA uses to protect the space shuttle during reentry

okay what does re-entry mean? and can you help me out with the two other things?

4 Answers

  • Dan B
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Heat shields.

    They retro fire the shuttle engines to slow it down before entering the earth's atmosphere. If they entered the atmosphere at orbital speeds, the shuttle would disintegrate.

    They also do computer controlled and programmed S-turns to bleed off speed.

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Re-entry means to come back into the earth's atmosphere.

    To protect it they use heat shields and they control the decent, both the angle of entry and the speed of entry.

  • 1 decade ago

    Robbie got it right

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