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X-15 #2 just after launch

X-15 #2 just after launch

Description: The X-15 #2 (56-6671) launches away from the B-52 mothership with its rocket engine ignited. The white patches near the middle of the ship are frost from the liquid oxygen used in the propulsion sy... More

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Description: Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden, had many titles after his name in his lifetime. In 1949 he became the director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Dr. Dryden received many accolades... More

X-2 with Collapsed Nose Wheel

X-2 with Collapsed Nose Wheel

(1952) This photograph shows the X-2 #2 with a collapsed nose landing gear after landing on the first glide flight at Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft pitched at landing, slid along its main skid and contac... More

Wing chord extension on D-558-2 E53-0927

Wing chord extension on D-558-2 E53-0927

Wing chord extension on D-558-2

B-47A on ramp E53-1044
Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight. E53-1090

Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 ...

Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight.

High-Speed Research Station Director Walter C. Williams, NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield, and Director of Flight Operations Joe Vensel in front of the Douglas D-558-2 after the first Mach 2 flight. E53-1096

High-Speed Research Station Director Walter C. Williams, NACA pilot A....

High-Speed Research Station Director Walter C. Williams, NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield, and Director of Flight Operations Joe Vensel in front of the Douglas D-558-2 after the first Mach 2 flight.

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight. E53-1113

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 ...

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight.

Scott Crossfield talks to newsmen in front of NACA South Base hangar after his first flight to Mach 2 in the Douglas D-558-2. E53-1109

Scott Crossfield talks to newsmen in front of NACA South Base hangar a...

Scott Crossfield talks to newsmen in front of NACA South Base hangar after his first flight to Mach 2 in the Douglas D-558-2.

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar. E54-1526

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar. E54-1526

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar.

Stan Butchart climbing into B-47. E54-1317

Stan Butchart climbing into B-47. E54-1317

Stan Butchart climbing into B-47.

NASA E54-1403, Armstrong flight research center

NASA E54-1403, Armstrong flight research center

B-47A Stratojet on ramp with pilots and crew. In 1954 after a research flight in the Boeing B-47A Stratojet Crew Chief Wilbur McClenaghan (center) asks of the pilots if there are any "squawks" that should be t... More

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1442

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1442

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1441

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1441

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

X-2 After Drop from B-50 Mothership

X-2 After Drop from B-50 Mothership

(1955) The Bell Aircraft Company X-2 (46-674) drops away from its Boeing B-50 mothership in this photo. Lt. Col. Frank "Pete" Everest piloted 674 on its first unpowered flight on August 5 1954. He made the firs... More

X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp

X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp

(1955) The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. The X-planes had originally been lowered into a loading pit and the launch aircraft towed over the pit, where t... More

X-1E On Rogers Dry Lake With Collapsed Nose Gear

X-1E On Rogers Dry Lake With Collapsed Nose Gear

(June 18, 1956) This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lake bed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph Joe Walker at the controls. T... More

NASA E56-2499, Armstrong flight research center

NASA E56-2499, Armstrong flight research center

D558-2 #143 LOX jettison with P2BS in background

NASA E56-2666, Armstrong flight research center

NASA E56-2666, Armstrong flight research center

B-29 mothership with pilots - Dick Payne, Stan Butchart, Joe Walker, Charles Littleton, and John Moise

B-29 #800 with X-1B attached taxi's in off of the lakebed. E58-3663A

B-29 #800 with X-1B attached taxi's in off of the lakebed. E58-3663A

B-29 #800 with X-1B attached taxi's in off of the lakebed.

NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research

NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research

The X-1B reaction control system thrusters are tested in 1958 and later proven on the X-15 as a way to control a vehicle in the absence of dynamic pressure. Monroe Conner

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

(1959) One of three X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft being carried aloft under the wing of its B-52 mothership. The X-15 was air launched from the B-52 so the rocket plane would have enough fuel to reach i... More

X-15 on Lakebed with B-52 Mothership Flyover

X-15 on Lakebed with B-52 Mothership Flyover

(September 1, 1961) As crew members secure the X-15 rocket-powered aircraft after a research flight, the B-52 mothership used for launching this unique aircraft does a low fly-by overhead. The X-15s made a tota... More

X-15 Crash at Mud Lake, Nevada

X-15 Crash at Mud Lake, Nevada

(November 9, 1962) An engine failure forced Jack McKay, a NASA research pilot, to make an emergency landing at Mud Lake, Nevada, in the second X-15. The aircraft's landing gear collapsed and the X-15 flipped ov... More

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flight tests and pilot evaluation E62-8887

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flig...

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flight tests and pilot evaluation

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this photo, was operated and maintained by the 937th Troop Carrier Group (later the 937th Air Transport Group and then 937th Military Airlift Group) at Tinker Ai... More

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

A North American Aviation A-5A Vigilante (Navy serial number 147858/NASA tail number 858) arrived from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD, on December 19, 1962, at the NASA Flight Research Center (no... More

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

A North American Aviation A-5A Vigilante (Navy serial number 147858/NASA tail number 858) arrived from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD, on December 19, 1962, at the NASA Flight Research Center (no... More

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... More

X-15 Mounted to B-52 Mothership Pylon in Flight

X-15 Mounted to B-52 Mothership Pylon in Flight

(1965) This photo illustrates how the X-15 rocket powered aircraft was taken aloft under the wing of a B-52. Because of the large fuel consumption, the X-15 was air launched from a B-52 aircraft at 45,000 ft an... More

NASA X-15 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

NASA X-15 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

(1966) The X-15 flight crew, left to right: Air Force Captain Joseph H. Engle, Air Force Major Robert A. Rushworth, NASA pilot John B. "Jack" McKay, Air Force Major William J. "Pete" Knight, NASA pilot Milton O... More

D-558-I in flight. E67-17347
Paresev 1-B in Tow Flight

Paresev 1-B in Tow Flight

(October 1968) The Paresev experimental aircraft. A normal flight was a takeoff on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base and a circling flight path skirting the lake edges to insure a landing on the ... More

XB-70A #1 liftoff with TB-58A chase aircraft

XB-70A #1 liftoff with TB-58A chase aircraft

Description: This photo shows XB-70A #1 taking off on a research flight, escorted by a TB-58 chase plane. The TB-58 (a prototype B-58 modified as a trainer) had a dash speed of Mach 2. This allowed it to stay c... More

HL-10 in flight after launch

HL-10 in flight after launch

Photo Description: .(November 17, 1969) The HL-10 lifting body is seen here in powered flight shortly after launch from the B-52 "Mothership". When HL-10 powered flights began on October 23, 1968, the vehicle u... More

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

Photo Description: (1970) The X-24A lights its XLR-11 rocket engine and begins its powered flight after being drop launched from its B-52 mothership, seen here with high-altitude contrails streaming from its w... More

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

(1970) The X-24A lifting-body research aircraft begins its rocket-powered flight after being launched from the wing of NASA's B-52 mothership during a 1970 research flight. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air... More

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 16, 2018) - Tech. Sgt. Timothy Hardy, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, rolls a fire extinguis... More

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 16, 2018) - Tech. Sgt. Ryan Strole, 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, recovers a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from... More

B-57B in flight E71-23927
X-24B on Lakebed

X-24B on Lakebed

Description (November 30, 1972) The X-24B is seen here on the lakebed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The X-24B was the last aircraft to fly in Dryden's Lifting Body program. Lif... More

Col. Thomas Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander,

Col. Thomas Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander,

Col. Thomas Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, explains how the cargo door was blown out on the doomed C-5 flight during Operation Babylift April 4, 1975 in Vietnam . (Ret) Col. Regina Aune, Aryn Lockhart... More

NASA EC75-4724, Armstrong flight research center

NASA EC75-4724, Armstrong flight research center

Air flow testing on aerodynamic truck

Dryden Flight Research Center Dedication

Dryden Flight Research Center Dedication

Description: On March 26, 1976, the NASA Flight Research Center opened its doors to hundreds of guests for the dedication of the center in honor of Hugh Latimer Dryden. The dedication was very much a local even... More

Aero Spacelines B377SGT Super Guppy on Ramp Loading the X-24B and HL-10 Lifting Bodies for Transportation to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio E76-30317

Aero Spacelines B377SGT Super Guppy on Ramp Loading the X-24B and HL-1...

Aero Spacelines B377SGT Super Guppy on Ramp Loading the X-24B and HL-10 Lifting Bodies for Transportation to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

First Shuttle/747 Captive Flight EC77-6887

First Shuttle/747 Captive Flight EC77-6887

First Shuttle/747 Captive Flight

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive flight on NB-52B EC77-7428

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive flight on NB-52B

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below EC77-8113

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below EC77-...

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below

F-104B #819 flies chase on the NB-52B #008 during the first DAST captive flight. EC77-8122

F-104B #819 flies chase on the NB-52B #008 during the first DAST capti...

F-104B #819 flies chase on the NB-52B #008 during the first DAST captive flight.

Don Mallick in Bell 47 #822 (N822NA) EC77-8296

Don Mallick in Bell 47 #822 (N822NA) EC77-8296

Don Mallick in Bell 47 #822 (N822NA)

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first release from NB-52B EC77-8184

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first r...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first release from NB-52B

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747 EC77-8611

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747 EC77-8611

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747 EC77-8607

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747 EC77-8607

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747

Enterprise - First Tailcone Off Free Flight EC95-43116-26

Enterprise - First Tailcone Off Free Flight EC95-43116-26

Enterprise - First Tailcone Off Free Flight

Solar-powered Gossamer Penguin in flight

Solar-powered Gossamer Penguin in flight

(July 25, 1979) Gossamer Penguin in flight above Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards, California, showing the solar panel perpendicular to the wing and facing the sun. The first flight of a solar-powered aircraft too... More

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with chutes open after release from NB-52B EC79-10168

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with ch...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with chutes open after release from NB-52B

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up EC79-10247

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up EC79-10247

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up

The cockpit and instrument panel of the AD-1 aircraft. Due to the small size of the AD-1, instrumentation was limited and the cockpit was cramped. E79-36067

The cockpit and instrument panel of the AD-1 aircraft. Due to the smal...

The cockpit and instrument panel of the AD-1 aircraft. Due to the small size of the AD-1, instrumentation was limited and the cockpit was cramped.

TF-104G #824 flies chase on NB-52B durng a DAST ARW-1 captive flight. 9/14/79 EC79-11687

TF-104G #824 flies chase on NB-52B durng a DAST ARW-1 captive flight. ...

TF-104G #824 flies chase on NB-52B durng a DAST ARW-1 captive flight. 9/14/79

XV-15 tilt rotor takeoff - first NASA Dryden flight

XV-15 tilt rotor takeoff - first NASA Dryden flight

Description: This photo shows the 1st XV-15 tilt rotor flight for NASA/Dryden at the Army contingent at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California, October 1980. The former XB-70 hangar can be seen to the lowe... More

One of NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies over the Dryden Flight Research Center

One of NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies over the Dryde...

Photo Description: One of NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies over the Dryden Flight Research Center main building at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California, in May 1999...UID: SPD-DRYDEN-EC99-4500 7-10

Assembling the Gossamer Albatross II in hangar EC80-12454

Assembling the Gossamer Albatross II in hangar EC80-12454

Assembling the Gossamer Albatross II in hangar

Gossamer Albatross on ramp with crew EC80-12557

Gossamer Albatross on ramp with crew EC80-12557

Gossamer Albatross on ramp with crew

Multiple exposure image showing wing movement on AD-1. EC80-12694

Multiple exposure image showing wing movement on AD-1. EC80-12694

Multiple exposure image showing wing movement on AD-1.

DAST in Flight. Last Flight EC80-14090

DAST in Flight. Last Flight EC80-14090

DAST in Flight. Last Flight

Solar-powered Gossamer Penguin in flight with Janice Brown and Ray Morgan riding chase bicycle. EC80-13413

Solar-powered Gossamer Penguin in flight with Janice Brown and Ray Mor...

Solar-powered Gossamer Penguin in flight with Janice Brown and Ray Morgan riding chase bicycle.

Air flow testing on aerodynamic truck E81-38096

Air flow testing on aerodynamic truck E81-38096

Air flow testing on aerodynamic truck

The AD-1 aircraft with its wing swept. Visible are the twin jet engines that powered the aircraft and the fixed landing gear. EC81-14632

The AD-1 aircraft with its wing swept. Visible are the twin jet engine...

The AD-1 aircraft with its wing swept. Visible are the twin jet engines that powered the aircraft and the fixed landing gear.

AD-1 in flight. Flight #30. The AD-1 aircraft in flight with its wing swept at 60 degrees, the maximum sweep angle. EC81-15846

AD-1 in flight. Flight #30. The AD-1 aircraft in flight with its wing ...

AD-1 in flight. Flight #30. The AD-1 aircraft in flight with its wing swept at 60 degrees, the maximum sweep angle.

Research pilot Richard E. Gray, standing in front of the AD-1 Oblique Wing research aircraft. EC82-17954

Research pilot Richard E. Gray, standing in front of the AD-1 Oblique ...

Research pilot Richard E. Gray, standing in front of the AD-1 Oblique Wing research aircraft.

Bell-47 Helicopter #822 on ramp EC82-18422A

Bell-47 Helicopter #822 on ramp EC82-18422A

Bell-47 Helicopter #822 on ramp

B-57B on ramp EC82-20732
Controlled Impact Demonstration instrumented test dummies installed in plane. EC84-28307

Controlled Impact Demonstration instrumented test dummies installed in...

Controlled Impact Demonstration instrumented test dummies installed in plane.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutter impact. EC84-31809

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutte...

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutter impact.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft skid after wing cutter impact. EC84-31806

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft skid after wing cutter im...

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft skid after wing cutter impact.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutter impact. EC84-31808

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutte...

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft fireball after wing cutter impact.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft in practice flight above target impact site with wing cutters. EC84-31672A

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft in practice flight above ...

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft in practice flight above target impact site with wing cutters.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft prior to wing cutter impact during lakebed skid. EC84-31805

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft prior to wing cutter impa...

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft prior to wing cutter impact during lakebed skid.

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft lakebed skid. EC84-31803

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft lakebed skid. EC84-31803

CID (Controlled Imact Demonstrator) Aircraft lakebed skid.

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated to NB-52B in snow EC84-32107

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated t...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated to NB-52B in snow

Daedalus Project's Light Eagle - Human powered aircraft EC87-0014-8

Daedalus Project's Light Eagle - Human powered aircraft EC87-0014-8

Daedalus Project's Light Eagle - Human powered aircraft

Daedalus - Last Dryden flight with Glenn Tremml EC88-0059-002

Daedalus - Last Dryden flight with Glenn Tremml EC88-0059-002

Daedalus - Last Dryden flight with Glenn Tremml

Pegasus Engine Ignites after Drop from B-52 Mothership

Pegasus Engine Ignites after Drop from B-52 Mothership

Description: Against the midnight blue of a high-altitude sky, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus winged rocket booster ignites after being dropped from NASA's B-52 mothership on a July 1991 flight. A NASA chase plane f... More

Shuttle Endeavour Mated to 747 SCA Takeoff for Delivery to Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Shuttle Endeavour Mated to 747 SCA Takeoff for Delivery to Kennedy Spa...

Photo Description: NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 911, with the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour securely mounted atop its fuselage, begins the ferry flight from Rockwell's Plant 42 at Palmdale, Califor... More

SR-71 Takeoff with Afterburner Showing Shock Diamonds in Exhaust

SR-71 Takeoff with Afterburner Showing Shock Diamonds in Exhaust

Description: Shock waves stream from the exhaust nozzles of the two engines of NASA's SR-71B as it leaves the runway on a 1992 flight from the Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility (later, Dryden Flight Research... More

Space shuttle EC93-01211-2

Space shuttle EC93-01211-2

B-52 Flight Mission Symbology on Side of Craft

X-31 at High Agle of Attack

X-31 at High Agle of Attack

(March 1, 1994) The X-31 aircraft, on a research mission from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, is flying nearly perpendicular to the flight path while performing the Herbst maneuver. E... More

Perseus A High Altitude Remotely Piloted Aircraft being Towed in Flight

Perseus A High Altitude Remotely Piloted Aircraft being Towed in Fligh...

Description: Perseus A, a remotely piloted, high-altitude research vehicle designed by Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., takes off from Rogers Dry Lake at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The... More

SR-71B - Mach 3 Trainer in Flight at Sunset

SR-71B - Mach 3 Trainer in Flight at Sunset

Description: The setting sun peeks beneath a SR-71B Blackbird, silhouetted against the orange hues of the western sky on a 1995 flight from at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Two SR-7... More

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Research Flights EC95-43205-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commem...

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Research Flights

Medics from the 433rd Airlift Wing, 433rd ASTS, Kelly AFB, Texas and the 302nd ASTS, Peterson AFB, Colo., board an AMC/AFRC C-141 during redeployment operations at Kansas City Downtown Airport as part of Patriot Express '95 a 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve exercise

Medics from the 433rd Airlift Wing, 433rd ASTS, Kelly AFB, Texas and t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PATRIOT EXPRESS '95 Base: Kansas City Downtown Airport State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... More

Apex high-altitude research sailplane mock-up EC95-43311-1

Apex high-altitude research sailplane mock-up EC95-43311-1

Apex high-altitude research sailplane mock-up

Theseus Take-off from Rogers Dry Lake

Theseus Take-off from Rogers Dry Lake

Description: The Theseus prototype research aircraft shows off its high aspect-ratio wing in this rear view of the aircraft as it takes off on its first test flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Ed... More

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel EC96-43814-1

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel EC96-43814-1

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway EC96-43808-4

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway EC96-43808-4

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp EC96-43808-2

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp EC96-43808-2

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden EC96-43808-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden EC96-43808-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

Eclipse program F-106 aircraft takeoff from airport in Mojave, California

Eclipse program F-106 aircraft takeoff from airport in Mojave, Califor...

Description: Shot of QF-106 aircraft taking off from Mojave Airport, California. In 1997 and 1998, the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, supported and hosted a Kelly Space & Technology, Inc.... More

F-15B ACTIVE with Thrust Vectoring Nozzles

F-15B ACTIVE with Thrust Vectoring Nozzles

(August 1, 1997) The F-15 ACTIVE in flight over the Mojave desert during a High Stability Engine Control (HISTEC) flight. The twin-engine F-15 is equipped with new Pratt & Whitney nozzles that can turn up to 20... More

Eclipse project QF-106 and C-141A takeoff on first tethered flight December 20, 1997

Eclipse project QF-106 and C-141A takeoff on first tethered flight Dec...

Description: TOW ROPE TAKEOFF - The Kelly Space & Technology (KST)/USAF Eclipse project's modified QF-106 and a USAF C-141A takeoff for the project's first tethered flight on December 20, 1997. The successful 1... More

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