Meteorite Testing Plate
Meteorite Testing Plate
Meteorite Testing Plate


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Outer Space ➔ Meteorite Testing Plate

Identifier:
2020.2.5
Description:
This metal test plate was used to determine the effect of meteor impact on space vehicles. This study was conducted over a 30 year period at Langley Research Center. The plate was not flown in space and was not actually struck by meteors, however, it offers an education opportunity to explore this facet of aerospace engineering. The link below is a recorded interview with the Chief Scientist who conducted the project and provides a broader perspective on the subject.
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3.75" h 3.75" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:
Links:
http://youtu.be/BgyG414-bAs
Exhibit/Program
Planetarium ()
Maker/Donor
NASA
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