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Space Shuttle Question

danwild6

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Could the leading edge of the space shuttle wing have been made out of tungsten
 

Hobbes

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I was expecting the thermal conductivity of Tungsten to be much higher than the RCC used for the leading edge (which would make it unsuitable), but it turns out to be the other way round. Weight may be the issue.
 
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