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?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
- Dan BLv 71 decade ago
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.
- RobertLv 61 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