NASA's Ames Research Center will be open to the public on Saturday, for the first time since 1997. Celebrating its 75 anniversary, the center is expecting over 120,000 visitors, who will be given tours including wind tunnels and NASA's 20G centrifuge.
Built in 1997, the Galleria del Vento went through an 18-month refurbishment in order for the Scuderia to have a better chance against Red Bull in Formula 1.
It is extremely important for Simone Origone, the world record holder for speed skiing at 155.9 mph, to absolutely minimize drag. When he needs to test how cleanly he cuts through the air, he goes to the wind tunnel at automotive design house Pininfarina.
For 30 years, engineers in GM's Aerodynamics Laboratory have improved automotive fuel economy with this, the world's largest wind tunnel designed for automotive applications. This week, on the tunnel's 30th birthday, here's an amazing look inside.
This is the supersonic wind tunnel at Tennessee's Arnold Air Force Base. Whatever you do, don't stand there when they turn it up to Mach 4. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung.