What Happens When a Human Faces 457mph of Wind

By Casey Chan on at

Any flab? Any extra skin? Anything that’s remotely loose on your body, it looks like it’s mere seconds from flying away and detaching from the rest of you when you try to withstand wind gusting on your face at 457 miles per hour.

Here’s a video showing a test conducted in 1946 where a human subject was exposed to blasts of air that reached ridiculous speeds. The test was performed at NASA Langley Research Center’s 8 foot High Speed Tunnel.


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