Learning to fly: Wind tunnel training takes ski jumping to new heights

Sign up for the MACH newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.machIn 2014, Sarah Hendrickson became the first woman ever to jump in an Olympics event for women’s ski jumping. To prepare for her 2018 Olympic ski jump, she trained at a wind tunnel facility in Ogden, Utah. Owner of the facility – Layne Christensen says training inside a wind tunnel can help ski jumpers fight wind resistance better, and radically improve their time.MachLearning to Fly: Wind tunnel training takes ski jumping to new heightsThe largest underwater volcano explosion, we almost missedNew discovery points to planets beyond the Milky Way for the first time everSpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch could revolutionize space travelWorld’s first passenger drone unveiled in ChinaStarman in the sky: SpaceX launches car into orbitBest of MACHPlay AllBest of MACHmachmachmachmachWorld NewsNews.comWorld NewsMORE FROM mach