Science by Email | Space cork, Pressure: "Bottles of champagne may send corks sky high, but spacecraft take cork as far as Mars. Their success depends on it.
Cork reached new heights as part of the protective aeroshell that insulated the Mars Rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity from the intense heat of entering the Martian atmosphere."
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