Officials from the Space Launch System project office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center checked out wind tunnel models of the SLS at NASA Langley Research Center's model shop.
NASA Langley technicians and researchers are preparing three different configurations of the three percent scale model for a buffet test in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel.
Each version of the twelve-foot (3.65 meter) long model, including the solid rocket boosters and center body with crew capsule, is being instrumented with more than 350 active sensors. Those sensors will assess how the SLS is expected to behave during ascent. The wind tunnel test at NASA Langley is scheduled to last about five weeks.
Credit: NASA Langley/SeanSmith