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NASA‘s Space Shuttle

When a rocket or spacecraft is launched into space, its structure is subjected to such high temperatures that it risks being burnt up. The same occurs on its return to Earth, as soon as the spacecraft enters the atmosphere. TPS (Thermal Protection Systems by Amorim) materials are pioneering in the thermal protection of shields, as a result of a unique cork compound which has withstood decades of space travel.

Since the dawn of Space exploration, Corticeira Amorim has been the main technological partner in supplying insulation solutions for NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).