Real Life Death Star? No, It's How GE Tests Jet Engines

To ensure the safety of America's 730 million annual air travelers, all new jet engines must undergo arduous FAA safety testing—including a grueling series of static ground tests subjecting them to everything from gale force winds to simulated bird strikes. But how does one reproduce the identical test conditions… » 1/22/13 1:20pm 1/22/13 1:20pm