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NASA eClips™ at the NASA Langley 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration Open House

Updated on November 2, 2017 - 1:36 PM CDT
Posted on November 2, 2017 - 11:16 AM CDT

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The NASA eClips™ team joined NASA Langley Research Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Open House on October 21, 2017. Over 20,000 people attended the daylong event, while 2,000 people stopped by the NASA eClips™ booth. At the booth, educators presented the “Launchpad: Colors of Ice” activity and showcased the “Our World: NASA at Jamestown” video. NASA Langley has a Nondestructive Evaluation Science Branch that continues to be the world’s leading NDE lab in the world. Attendees learned how the NASA uses non-destructive testing to understand performance of materials with no negative impact to the material or system being tested. Using polarized film, people tested clear plastic objects to see where the stress points were located signaling a potential failure point in the object.