NASA Grant http://wuky.org en UK Gets Grant To Improve Heat Shields For NASA http://wuky.org/post/uk-gets-grant-improve-heat-shields-nasa <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A University of Kentucky assistant professor and a research team have received a $1 million grant from NASA to improve the heat shields for spacecraft as they enter the planet's atmosphere.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">While he won't be spacewalking, Alexandre Martin told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the work will focus on ways to improve the spacecraft that make it to neighboring planets, such as Mars and Venus.</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:16:07 +0000 Associated Press 34862 at http://wuky.org UK Gets Grant To Improve Heat Shields For NASA