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Damon Petty appies a TUFI coating to Boeing Rigid Insulation-18 or BRI-18 tile.

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In the tile shop at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, United Space Alliance technician Damon Petty appies a TUFI coating to Boeing Rigid Insulation-18, or BRI-18, tile. BRI-18 is the strongest material used for thermal insulation on the orbiters and, when coated to produce toughened unipiece fibrous insulation, provides a tile with extremely high-impact resistance. It is replacing other tiles on areas of the vehicle where impact risk is high, such as the landing gear doors, the wing leading edge and the external tank doors. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Damon Petty appies a TUFI coating to Boeing Rigid Insulation-18 or BRI-18 tile.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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