On August 17th Mason & Hanger, a partner on the NASA Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF) Design, proudly attended the team’s official new wind tunnel ribbon cutting ceremony in Hampton, Virginia.
Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is a contributing partner on the design-build contract of NASA’s new Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF) at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Mason & Hanger will be working in partnership with BL Harbert International (BLHI) and Calspan Aero Systems Engineering, Inc.
“We are proud to be a part of this historic project, and join in celebrating the kick-off of the first major wind tunnel in more than 40 years, contributing to our nation’s safe space exploration, supporting the design of this mission-critical aeronautical research and testing facility,” states Ben Lilly, President, Mason & Hanger.
The new wind tunnel, called the Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF), will provide researchers with a highly versatile and cost-effective vertical wind tunnel for conducting research and technology development that supports diverse NASA missions, including aeronautics research, space exploration, and science.
Watch NASA's Wind Tunnel Fly Through video here.
Read more here on NASA’s official news release.