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This Is How NASA Tests Its Return Capsules For Landings At Sea

This Is How NASA Tests Its Return Capsules For Landings At Sea

If you’ve ever wondered what happens at the moment that an astronaut’s return capsule hits the sea, you’re not alone. NASA engineers think about it rather a lot, which is why they have been dropping the new Orion module, full of crash-test dummies, into a huge swimming pool.

Toyota’s Crash Test Simulators Now Account For Bodies Braced For Impact

Toyota’s Crash Test Simulators Now Account For Bodies Braced For Impact

An accident can happen in a split second when you’re driving, but studies have shown that half the time the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software with improved virtual muscles to take this into…