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From: Kevin Pitman, of Bridgend, South Wales
To: Jeff Hanley, flight director

Question: Could you please tell me the thickness of the tile's that cover the shuttle, especially the heat shield?

Answer: The tiles vary in thickness depending on their locations, but are generally between 1 inch and 3 inches thick.

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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 01/22/2003
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