NASA Flying Wing Shows Promise For Mars

Credit: NASA
NASA wind-tunnel tests of a tailless flying-wing inspired by the work of famed German aerodynamicist Ludwig Prandtl have paved the way for tests of a potential Mars aircraft. Tests of the 6-ft.-span model in NASA Langley Research Center’s 12-ft. low-speed tunnel included loads measurement and flow...

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