Tag Archives: Langley

Various re-entry vehicle shapes in a low speed wind tunnel

Or another excuse for testing video embedding again… It seems tumbling is quite common, which is not a nice thig.

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Running in lunar gravity

You can simulate lunar gravity quite easily on Earth – just suspend a man from his center of gravity and put him on a very inclined plane. Hilarity will ensue. Sigh, embedding broke again for no reason…. I never expected … Continue reading

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Airbags, parachutes, Rogallo wings and all that

NASA of the sixties reminds me of the Armadillo Aerospace of today. Drop tests, I think an F-111 model and various parachute, parawing and Rogallo wing things. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDyGMPHFteE] Airbags, landing rockets, landing gears (Dyna-Soar like rig) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ia5iWRg4wE&feature=related] Thank you NASA … Continue reading

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Rockwell X-33 Pictures!

From NASA Langley – they did wind tunnel tests on a model. Lots more pictures of various aerospace projects there too, some of them are quite weird. Thanks to Secret Projects forum for the info! Naturally since Rockwell built the … Continue reading

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