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Maze Leads to Knowledge
01.30.09
 
NASA's DC-8 attached to a maze of wires and tubing that connects data-collection instrumentation to control centers.
A maze of wires and tubing that connects data-collection instrumentation to the control centers is laid out on the pavement beside NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory during synthetic fuels emission and performance testing at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

In a series of tests running through Feb. 3, NASA and 11 other research groups are testing two non-petroleum-based jet fuels in the pursuit of alternative fuels that can power commercial jets and address rising oil costs.

Image Credit: NASA Dryden/Tom Tschida

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