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by peasantmagic
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Aerogel / Stardust question
Replies: 4
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Re: Aerogel / Stardust question

Thanks for the help! :) I guess I should have been more specific in my question. Was the tennis racket array mounted on any vibration suppression system? I would think that the force of the rocket would cause enough stress on the aerogel array to cause some of the blocks to break, but maybe this is ...
by peasantmagic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Aerogel / Stardust question
Replies: 4
Views: 16212

Aerogel / Stardust question

Since aerogel is brittle I was wondering how NASA was able to get so much of it to survive the flight conditions undamaged. Anyone know anything about this?