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(Christian Science Monitor)   Due to tight budgets, NASA can no longer afford to crash spacecraft in the name of science, has been reduced to crashing helicopters in the name of science   (csmonitor.com) divider line 9
    More: Interesting, NASA, Langley Research Center, spacecrafts, Budget Planning  
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2013-08-30 09:51:07 AM
Evidently, due to tight budgets, subby is so poorly educated as to not know what the first "A" in NASA stands for and why they might have crash survival research as part of their mission.
 
2013-08-30 09:52:45 AM
Yes, just like you'd crash test a car.  This is actually a really cool and important test.
 
2013-08-30 11:20:54 AM
One of my good friends from high school works in the helicopter division.  Cool pictures from the event.  I'm totally jealous.
 
2013-08-30 11:59:37 AM
What aircraft crashes at 30 mph?
 
2013-08-30 12:44:23 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What aircraft crashes at 30 mph?


A helicopter shell dropped into a cable harness; weren't you paying attention?
 
2013-08-30 12:45:45 PM
I would also accept "An Airbus 380 taxiing out of the hangar for the first time"...
 
2013-08-30 02:10:35 PM
The should have put some concrete weights where the engines were if they were really interested in airframe deformation testing.
 
2013-08-30 02:16:34 PM

Click Click D'oh: The should have put some concrete weights where the engines were if they were really interested in airframe deformation testing.


Concrete weights instead of engines? Then it would have crashed for sure.
 
2013-08-30 02:57:48 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Concrete weights instead of engines? Then it would have crashed for sure.


Given the lack of rotors, I think crashing was a foregone conclusion.
 
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