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LOCKHEED'S LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 LOCKHEED'S LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
 Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company's Low Speed Wind Tunnel, billed as one of the largest privately owned aerospace wind tunnels in the world, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
 Lockheed will host the media on Tuesday, Nov. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Wind Tunnel. This will be a rare opportunity for a tour of the operation, including a walk inside the tunnel and a live demonstration. Wind tunnel engineers will be on hand to answer questions.
 The Low Speed Wind Tunnel is used for aerodynamic and loads testing of a variety of products, ranging from advanced fighter aircraft such as the F-22, to exotic race cars, satellite dishes, missiles, antennas and even carpet backing.
 The Wind Tunnel, placed in service in August 1967, is powered by a 9,000-horsepower electric motor inside a round tubular portion of the tunnel. The motor drives a six-bladed fan that is 39 feet in diameter and can produce winds up to 200 miles per hour. The wind generated inside the tunnel recirculates continuously for energy efficiency.
 Directions from I-75: Take the Windy Hill Road exit on I-75 and turn left. On Windy Hill, go across Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41) about 1.5 miles and take a right on Dixie Avenue (right before the railroad overpass). Go through the first traffic light on Dixie Avenue. Take the first right into the Lockheed parking lot. Watch for a Lockheed public relations representative who will escort you to the Wind Tunnel.
 CONTACT: Debbi Peters of Lockheed, 404-494-2776.
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