A STARBASE visit by retired NASA engineer Norman Chaffee was an opportunity to showcase some of the items he collected during his career including this piece of aluminum subjected to an impact by a 1/8-inch aluminum BB at 14,092 miles-per-hour or approximately Mach 20 showing the effects of impact velocity. Chaffee discussed with local, Klamath Falls, Ore., students how his interest in science and technology paved the way for a career at NASA through the infamous “space race” all the way into the 1990s. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)
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