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Author Topic: I've been told that the windows on the Space Shuttle are made from diamonds.  (Read 430 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

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I snorted in derision. But then I started thinking. Maybe the Space Shuttle's windows are made from one very large and very thin diamond?  But how can that be manufactured?  I can't see it.

Or maybe the window glass is made up of countless small diamonds?  But where they butt up, wouldn't that form innumerable weak spots?  I can't see that working either.  Wouldn't such a window simply implode on re-entry?

So what's the answer?  I know the windows on the Space Shuttle must be made of something really tough.  If it's not diamonds, what is it?
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