30 Mar '14, 5pm

(PHOTOS) NASA tests Boeing tail in the world's largest wind tunnel #aerospace #NASA #Boeing

Beginning in an enclosed staging area outside the wind tunnel, the 757 tail was lifted into its vertical position and raised high up into the rafters by a 40-ton bridge crane. A pair of clamshell-like doors that make up the roof of the 40x80 wind tunnel was opened and the tail was moved sideways into place above the open cavity. Key challenges included the fact that it would arrive in a crate lying on its side and would have to be rotated to the vertical.The "dance" took place inside the NASA facility that is home to the world's largest wind tunnels – the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) located at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.

Full article: http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/03/photos-day-nasa-tests-...

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