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NASA's wind tunnel and propulsion test facilities continue to be important to U.S. competitiveness across the military, commercial, and space sectors. But management issues are creating real risks. This research shows that NASA needs to develop an aeronautics test technology vision and plan, analyze the viability of a national test facility plan, identify and maintain its minimum set of facilities, and identify shared financial support to keep its underutilized but essential facilities from entering financial collapse.

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