How the Falcon 9 Survives Re-entry

The video below does an excellent job of explaining exactly how the Falcon 9 survives re-entry The heat of re-entry is due to the compression of the atmosphere ahead of the re-entering vehicle, NOT air friction. Think of a diesel engine that works by highly compressing the air in the cylinder above the ignition temperature […]

via Falcon 9 Re-entry … How it survives — Contrafactual


3 thoughts on “How the Falcon 9 Survives Re-entry

    1. Obviously, they ‘think outside the box’, though I admit that I, purrsonally, do most of my best thinking inside my favorite box… my snuggle box, not the bathroom one! =^.^=


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