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The National Transonic Facility at LaRC is a large transonic, cryogenic, and closed-circuit pressure tunnel that provides the highest Reynolds number testing capability in the world.
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The Aeronautics Test Program ensures that wind tunnels and air-breathing propulsion test facilities at NASA are available to government, corporations and institutions. Our test services reflect 60 years of unmatched aerospace test history.


Program Overview
The Aeronautics Test Program (ATP) was created to set the strategic direction for NASA's versatile and comprehensive portfolio of ground and flight test aeronautics research capabilities. ATP continues to make targeted investments in its capabilities so that the nation's aeronautics community has the tools to deliver the technology innovations and breakthroughs necessary to address the increasingly complex research and development challenges associated with safe and effective real-world flight.

Working Across the Nation
ATP is proudly built upon an experienced team of highly trained and highly skilled individuals who manage, operate and maintain an extensive array of capabilities at:
  • Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California
  • Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia
A National Partnership
ATP actively participates in the National Partnership for Aeronautical Testing (NPAT), a council co-chaired by NASA and the Department of Defense. The council's charter is to develop an integrated strategy for the management of national aeronautics test capabilities and to enable national cooperation and coordination.

The NPAT initiative has led to an agreement on the guiding principles for facility pricing and access, the inventory and technical assessments of U.S. wind tunnels, the improved understanding and collaboration between operators and users from government and industry, and the establishment of a national force measurement technology capability.

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1.7% High Speed Research model undergoing tests in the 10x10 Supersonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Glenn
 
Above: 1.7% High Speed Research model undergoing tests in the 10' x 10' Supersonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Glenn.
 
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