LENS 48-inch Mach 6 to 18 Shock Tunnel

LENS 48-inch was the first-ever commercial shock tunnel in the world. LENS 48-inch was first used in the late 1950’s to play a major role in the development testing of NASA’s Gemini and Apollo space capsules; and continued to play a role in the development of the Space Shuttle and Hypersonic Vehicles for NASA and DoD at supersonic and hypersonic speeds.


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