Thursday, March 21, 2013

Launching into the History Books

My team helped develop the Shuttle’s heat shield tiles
by Herbert A.

I was part of a pilot program in which we developed heat shield tiles for the Space Shuttle. These tiles could withstand the 2,500 degree temperature during re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. This was back in the late 1960s to early 1970s. What a success for Lockheed Martin and our country’s space program! The rest is history as we know it.