Official World Cup game ball in NASA wind tunnel

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (CNN/Jim Castell) — A Brazuka soccer ball sits in a wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Fluid Mechanics Laboratory in Mountain View, Calif.

Rabi Mehta, an aerospace engineer with NASA, ran some aerodynamic tests after players complained about the ball’s tendency to knuckle when they tried to kick it straight.

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