Friday Factoid Week 21


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Last weak we received in the mail from a friend of ours a piece of space blanket that is going to be wrapped around the exterior of a satellite/probe/spacecraft that is going to orbit the planet Mars (its name I can not reveal). The space blanket consists of sixteen different layers. The copper one is what touches space, the middle fourteen are a special fire-proof materiel called Nomax and the bottom layer is what touches the actual spacecraft. The engineer who designed the blanket based it off of the materiel that covered the Apollo lunar landers that landed on the moon (by, Joel age 13).

I drew a picture of the satellite that is going to Mars.  And I drew Mars.  It is red.              (by Gideon, age 5)

We did an experiment with the space blanket.  We held it in our hand and…

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