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Schlieren Testing of SLS 70-Metric-Ton Configuration
Schlieren Testing of SLS 70-Metric-Ton Configuration

The 70-metric-ton configuration of the SLS rocket, designed to carry the Orion spacecraft, is tested in the Trisonic Wind Tunnel at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. This view uses special cameras and a deflection of light directed through the windows in the tunnel to show the shadows of airflow as it changes angles at high speeds, helping visualize the various intense pressures of atmosphere on the model.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

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