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Space History Photo: VSTOL in the 9 x 7 Foot Wind Tunnel

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An engineer prepares for a test of the VSTOL in a wind tunnel. (Image credit: NASA/Eric James.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Engineer Don Durston mounts a McDonnell Douglas Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL) fighter model in the 9 x 7 Foot Wind Tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.

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