Blowing people away
Original post made on Dec 7, 2012
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on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm
When I was a kid I used to have my grandmother take me on the Nasa tour as often as I could. Sometimes you would get lucky and get a chance to walk inside the wind tunnel (when it was not running of course). You could see the smaller area the aircraft was tested (from the larger room where the air moved into the tighter space), and the huge vents used to redirect the air. Pretty amazing. They would also show you the prototype model used to test the Space Shuttle that was, at the time, still just a concept. It would be cool if they still did those sort of public tours.
on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Too bad there won't be tours of the wind tunnel itself.
on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Yep, I helped design the supercomputer that built the Space Shuttle. Everyone at Cray Research was horrified when the Challenger disaster happened...quite a few machine hours were used to find out why it happened...
My MatSci class had a tour of the facility.