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A supersonic transport is shown in the tunnel on January 17, 1975, where it was tested for low-speed handling qualities. (NASA)

Last Breath

As NASA prepares to shut down a historic wind tunnel in Virginia, some hope for a stay of execution.

“If it finally reaches a point where it isn’t repairable,” he says, “when that day comes, I’ll help ’em load it on the truck.”

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