NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center displays volcanic ash that will be sprayed into a C-17 engine during the final phase of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) project July 9. The team noted that they would be using Mazama ash, a compound that is made largely of glass which comes from Oregon, but is also native to California, to test and degrade the integrity of the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)

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