NASA Grant

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12:16 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

UK Gets Grant To Improve Heat Shields For NASA

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.

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.

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