Apollo 16 Heat Shield

Today’s Photo:  The Apollo 16 Heat Shield

There are so many cool things to see at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama.  Not only is it home to Space Camp, there are also lots of cool exhibits to see.  One of those is the Apollo 16 capsule.  It is amazing that something this small, comparatively speaking, could make it into space and back again.  I could not believe the amount of damage that was generated by the heat of it’s return through the atmosphere.  The other amazing this is that it took a Saturn V rocket to get it into space to begin with.

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