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Experiments to derail trains – World War Two RailRoads & Spectacular Train Crash Documentary


In March 1944 the United States National Defense Resources Committee & Office of Strategic Services performed a number of experiments on the Claiborne-Polk military railroad to help determine the best way to derail trains. The results were presented in the film “Derailment”. The film discusses amount of explosive used, technique of making “gaps” in railroad track to overturn train. Uses filmographic techniques such as slow motion, reverse motion, and freeze frame to show effects of “gaps” and explosives on train and results of experiments. Illustrated arrows point to areas of train considered especially relevant to experiment. Narrator explains each type of explosive and reason for variations.

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NASTAR Center Completes Third Space Training Class for Researchers Interested in Designing and Flying Experiments in …

NASTAR Center Completes Third Space Training Class for Researchers Interested in Designing and Flying Experiments in …
The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, completed its third Suborbital Scientist Training Class this year.  The Suborbital Scientist Training Program provides researchers with hands-on space flight physiology training to prepare them to design and perform experiments on suborbital vehicles.

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