Hot shock layer gases are lifted off by a heat shield at the launch of space shuttle Columbia in the United States.
United States USA Date:1982, March 22 Duration:4 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tests flight mission STS-3 of Space Shuttle Columbia in the United States. View of space shuttle Columbia. Heat shield at launch. The heat shield functions by lifting hot shock layer gases away from the heat shield's outer wall through blowing. Smoke and fire around the space shuttle Columbia.
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