Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tumbling Back to Earth

Tumbling Back to Earth - As designed, the Tycho Deep Space Capsule II will be unstable during re-entry. How does a spacecraft designer begin re-designing a non-tumbling capsule? By tossing tiny models into a wind tunnel and watching what happens. Wired Science blogger Kristian von Bengtson explains.

(Via Wired Top Stories.)

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