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Wind Tunnel


      a tunnel area through which air is blown to check how air flows around
      an object (such as an airplane part or model) placed in the tunnel


Engineers found a problem when the airplane model was tested in the wind tunnel.

Before building the rocket, NASA tested a model of it in the wind tunnel.


Related Links:
Rocket Wind Tunnel Test
What Are Wind Tunnels? Grades K-4
What Are Wind Tunnels? Grades 5-8


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A drawing of a fan blowing yellow strips of paper across a helicopter inside a wind tunnel
NASA tests aircraft in wind tunnels.
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Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
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