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You can pick up a space shuttle thermal tile right out of the furnace

Thursday January 14, 2021. 05:20 PM , from BoingBoing
You can pick up a space shuttle thermal tile right out of the furnace
Watch as a tour guide pulls space shuttle tile material out of a 2200-degree furnace and picks it up immediately. Note that for best results, pick it up by the cool corner or edge rather than the white-hot center.

If you're interested in the material and engineering, here is a great PDF on their thermal protection systems. — Read the rest
https://boingboing.net/2021/01/14/you-can-pick-up-a-space-shuttle-thermal-tile-right-out-of-the-furn...

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