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.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • 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.

  • Wind tunnel model

    A model of NASA Ames' Unitary Plan Wind Tunnels, which were completed in 1956 for $26 million.

  • Nickison with CEV model

    Donald Nickison, chief of the wind tunnel division at the NASA Ames Research Center, talks about the CEV models.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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