Photos: Space capsules under pressure

Photos: Space capsules under pressure

Summary: Models of crew exploration capsules go through the ringer at NASA's Ames Research Center.

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TOPICS: Nasa / Space
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  • 7 percent model Nickison

    Nickison explains the way the 7 percent scale model of the crew exploration vehicle is used for measuring pressure and various environmental forces in the wind tunnel.

  • 7 percent model UV

    A 7 percent scale model of the CEV shown in NASA Ames' 11-foot by 11-foot transsonic wind tunnel in the ultraviolet light used to measure pressure on the model.

  • CEV model with chipped paint

    A 2.77 percent scale model of a CEV with pressure-sensitive paint has some of the paint chipped off due to intense testing in a wind tunnel.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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