29.1 MB (2.3 MB compressed)
3543 x 2872 pixels
30.0 x 24.4 cm ⏐ 11.8 x 9.6 in (300dpi)
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Virtual wind tunnel. Composite image of a man immersed in the computer-generated wind tunnel image that he can see using a virtual reality headset. A space shuttle-like craft is in the tunnel; the blue lines around it represent the air flow over its surface. The man is wearing a virtual reality glove which can be used to place tracer particles within the air flow. The BOOM (Binocular Omni-Orientation Monitor) headset, made by Fake Space, gives the user a wide field of view and freedom of movement. This virtual image was generated by a Silicon Graphics workstation computer at the Ames Research Centre, California, USA.
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