• Question: what materials do u n33d to make the outside of a space craft

    Asked by banana bus to Phil on 14 Mar 2018.
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      Phil Allen answered on 14 Mar 2018:

      I presume you mean what materials do you need to make the outside of a spacecraft from? A lot of it is made of aluminium and the gold foil is is called MLI (multilayered Insulation) this is made of some special foils mainly of a material called Kapton. The MLI stops the spacecraft from getting too hot or too cold and the Aluminium holds it together in the rocket launch