73.1 F
Clarksville
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Home The Tiltrotor Test Rig, a test bed developed by NASA to study advanced designs for rotor blades, is seen in the 40- by 80-foot test section of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex in November 2017. (NASA/Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart) The Tiltrotor Test Rig, a test bed developed by NASA to study advanced designs for rotor blades, is seen in the 40- by 80-foot test section of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex in November 2017. (NASA/Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart)

The Tiltrotor Test Rig, a test bed developed by NASA to study advanced designs for rotor blades, is seen in the 40- by 80-foot test section of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex in November 2017. (NASA/Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart)

The Tiltrotor Test Rig, a test bed developed by NASA to study advanced designs for rotor blades, is seen in the 40- by 80-foot test section of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex in November 2017. (NASA/Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart)

The Tiltrotor Test Rig, a test bed developed by NASA to study advanced designs for rotor blades, is seen in the 40- by 80-foot test section of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex in November 2017. (NASA/Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart)

An early parachute design for the Mars Science Laboratory landing system was tested in October 2007 inside the world’s largest wind tunnel at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex. In this image, two engineers are dwarfed by the parachute, which measures more than 165 feet in length and opens to a diameter of nearly 55 feet – with only about 12.5 feet of clearance to both the floor and ceiling. (NASA/JPL/Pioneer Aerospace)