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Early Reentry Vehicles: Blunt Bodies and Ablatives

Julian Allen

Julian Allen

Credit - NASA

Alfred Eggers

Alfred Eggers

Credit - NASA

Reentry concepts

Reentry concepts

Credit - NASA

Mark 2 reentry vehicle

Mark 2 reentry vehicle

Credit - General Electric

Intact space recovery vehicle

Intact space recovery vehicle

Credit - National Reconnaissance Office

Recovery sequence

Recovery sequence

Credit - Dwayne Day

Space recovery vehicle

Space recovery vehicle

Credit - Courtesy A. Roy Burks

Charred space recovery vehicle

Charred space recovery vehicle

Credit - National Reconnaissance Office

   
 



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