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Forum:Space Places
Topic:US Space & Rocket Center: SBKF "Can Crusher II"
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NASA engineers buckled an aluminum-lithium cylinder similar in size to fuel tanks for the largest rockets ever built. A series of tests were conducted inside the structural test area at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

The black-and-white polka dots on the tank allowed 20 high-speed cameras to record minute changes as almost a million pounds of force pressed down upon the tank.

The NESC funded the tests as part of the Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor Project, which is developing a new set of engineering standards for launch vehicles with the potential to reduce vehicle weight by 20 percent.

p51I wonder what manner of exhibit they're going to make out of that?
Robert PearlmanPer the museum's curator, at present (and for at least the near future) there are no set plans for its display.

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