Mars Dream Team Newsday

What GASL does is conduct wind tunnel tests on advanced engines that would make possible the kind of high-speed flight needed for space exploration. The company has eight wind tunnels — the largest has a test chamber that is 7 feet in diameter. The tunnels resemble barrels with portholes to make observations on objects being tested. The tunnels are fueled by hydrogen, oxygen and air and are humming much of the time.