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Monday, October 17, 2005

Resolving questions about China's re-entry

Post landing simulation is possible.

Drudge wonders whether the photos were real.

A simple method to evaluate "whether the capsule actually did what it did," is to use the same wind tunnel testing which the shuttle uses.

If you create a model that matches the shape of the Chinese capsule, you'll be able to evaluate whether the burn marks in the photos were real or not.