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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  • 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.

  • Shuttle model--front

    A front view of a model of the space shuttle inside NASA Ames' 9-foot by 7-foot supersonic wind tunnel.

  • Shuttle model--side

    A side view of a model of the space shuttle inside NASA Ames' 9-foot by 7-foot supersonic wind tunnel, which can produce wind up to Mach 2.6.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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