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Space History Photo: Parafoil in 80 x 120 Foot Wind Tunnel

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The parafoil undergoes testing in the world's largest wind tunnel at the Ames Research Center. (Image credit: NASA-Heineck.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Pioneer Aerospace Parafoil (Advanced Recovery System II), undergoes testing in the world's largest wind tunnel, the 80 x 120 Foot Tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View California, on Apr. 10, 1990.

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