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Flags and Letters

Flags and letters are painted on the orbiter with a Dow Corning 3140 silicon-base material colored by adding pigments. It is basically the same paint used to paint automobile engines and will break down in temperature ranges between 800 to 1,000 F.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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