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Ballistics Impact Lab
Ballistics Impact Lab

2005: Mechanics Jeff Hammel (left) and Jim Sexton (right) prepare a ballistics impact gun for testing as Aerospace Engineer Mike Pereira looks at a computer monitor that will display photos of the blast taken by a high-speed camera. Engineers in NASA Glenn's Ballistics Impact Lab tested the shuttle's orbiter wing panels, windows and external tank for their ability to withstand impact from foam and ice before the shuttle Discovery returned to flight in July 2005. (C-2005-00281)

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