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NASA Crash Tests Helicopter Cushion

By Staff Writer | December 10, 2009

Researchers at NASA Langley recently tested a “deployable energy absorber,” by dropping a helicopter from 35 feet above the ground. The device, which features an expandable honeycomb cushion, was tested with the help of an Applied Physics Laboratory-donated helicopter and a 240-foot structure that was used to teach astronauts how to land on the moon.
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