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Woodburning HeatersOn Apollo missions, the Lunar Module sewed as home and operating base for astronauts exploring the lunar surface. Since the moon has no layer of atmosphere to filter the sun's rays, the Lunar Module was exposed to extremely high daylight temperatures. To help cool the spacecraft, NASA employed a protective exterior coating capable of casting off, rather than absorbing, the sun's radiant energy. NASA selected an existing high temperature coating called Pyromark and asked the manufacturer to improve it to space-use specifications. Developed by Tempil Division of Big Three Industries, South Plainfield, New Jersey, Pyromark proved effective on the Lunar Module and it is similarly used on the Space Shuttle.
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Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1979
Subject Category
Technology Utilization and Surface Transportation
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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