All posts tagged 'NASA'

Joe Engle Recalls the Legacy of the X-15 Rocket Plane

Posted on August 26th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Jay Levine, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center On the eve of one of NASA’s major space science milestones – the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the red planet – retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle recalled several earlier..
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Videos of NASA Supper Guppy delivering Space Shuttle Trainer

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the..
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Transformed X-48C Blended Wing Body Flies Successfully

Posted on August 18th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time August 7, 2012 at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert.   The aircraft, designed by The Boeing Co. and built by Cranfield Aerospace Limited of the United Kingdom, is flying again in partnership with NASA. The new..
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