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JBoe
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From: Edgewater, MD, USA
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posted 11-19-2012 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to ask your opinion, I was doing some research on some of the space shuttle's components and directly contacting the companies the manufacture specific components.

I recently wrote to Johns Manville to obtain a sample of the Q-Fiber used between the tiles and skin of the shuttle. When my sample arrived, it came in a two pound box and was shredded (not in a sheet form).

I'm going to write back to them for additional confirmation/documentation that it is indeed Q-Fiber. What do I do with the two pounds of fiber? Thanks.

SpaceAholic
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From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
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posted 11-19-2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dispose of it/keep it out of your home (if you value your lungs): the micro-thin fibers contain similar risks to that of inhaling asbestos.

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