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Shock Tube and Ballistic Range Facilities at NASA Ames Research Center
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
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The Electric Arc Shock Tube EAST facility and the Hypervelocity Free Flight Aerodynamic Facility HFFAF at NASA Ames Research Center are described. These facilities have been in operation since the 1960s and have supported many NASA missions and technology development initiatives. The facilities have world-unique capabilities that enable experimental studies of real-gas aerothermal, gas dynamic, and kinetic phenomena of atmospheric entry.
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