Space Travel For Dummies – Crash Test Crew Settle In At NASA

Many people grew up watching space missions come together and wondered if they’d ever have what it took to be an astronaut. Well, some recently released photos from NASA suggest that, providing we don’t mind a little bit of grievous bodily harm, any one of us could be polishing up our CVs for a trip to the space giant’s workforce.

Yes, it seems like Crash Test Dummies aren’t restricted to helping car manufacturers, selling their own line of highly popular 90s toys, and/or releasing their own strain of garrulous, urbane Canadian folk rock. It turns out they’re still very much sought after as test subjects for NASA missions, for the impact experiments done at the Langley Research Centre for the agency’s new Orion capsules. Anything to do with manned space flight can get us excited, and if we could get a job out of it – all the better!

NASA Langley engineers install seat and data collecting test dummys in the Orion Ground Test Article for an upcoming splash test.

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