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Controlled Impact Demonstration

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Controlled Impact Demonstration - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

The Controlled Impact Demonstration (or colloquially the Crash In the Desert) was a joint project between NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that intentionally crashed a remotely controlled Boeing 720 aircraft to acquire data and test new technologies to aid passenger and crew survival. The crash required more than four years of preparation by NASA Ames Research Center, Langley Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, the FAA, and General Electric. After numerous test runs, the plane was crashed on December 1, 1984. The test went generally according to plan, and produced a spectacular fireball that required more than an hour to extinguish.

The FAA concluded that about one-quarter of the passengers would have survived, that the antimisting kerosene test fuel did not sufficiently reduce the risk of fire, and that several changes to equipment in the passenger compartment of aircraft were needed. NASA concluded that a head-up display and microwave landing system would have helped the pilot more safely fly the aircraft.

Mano del Desierto - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Mano del Desierto
Turner Doomsday Video - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Turner Doomsday Video
Ancient Egyptian Units of Measurement - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Ancient Egyptian Units of Measurement
Halloween by Ken Werner - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Halloween by Ken Werner
Saturn's Hexagone - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Saturn's Hexagone
Gate Tower Building - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Gate Tower Building
Tonic immobility - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Tonic immobility
The Urantia Book - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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The Urantia Book
Zone Of Death - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Zone Of Death
Titanosauria - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Titanosauria
Black Panthers by Agnès Varda - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Black Panthers by Agnès Varda
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

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