CAIB Photo by Rick Stiles 2003
Sample of shuttle Thermal Protection System (TPS) Felt Reusable Surface Insulation (FRSI). FRSI is a heat-treated nomex needled felt coated with Silicone Elastomer RTV rubber and can withstand temperatures up to 700 degrees F.

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