Photos: Inside NASA Ames

Photos: Inside NASA Ames

Summary: As the shuttle program turns 25, NASA opened its facilities for a peek into the development of the shuttles and their successor.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Shuttle tests

    The NASA space shuttles have been around for 25 years, but will soon be grounded for good. Jim Strong is one of the engineers performing shuttle safety tests, moving on to developing the new Crew Exploration Vehicle aiming for the moon.

  • Shark tests

    This shark nose is pointing into one of the NASA Ames wind tunnels. Spacecraft models are attached to it before a giant fan is switched on, simulating the air pressure that vehicles face when entering or leaving the earth atmosphere.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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