The Douglas known as the Stiletto, was built to investigate the design of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds. It first flew in October 1952 and has 20 flights between 1954 and This image was taken in
Go-faster striped: Grumman experimental aircraft built in 1984 by Grumman for NASA to test the concept of forward sweeping wings. It is able to turn mid-air quickly and is much less likely to stall at high angles of attack
Lifting Body Project Summary Edwards, CA, from July 1966 to November 1975 to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space.
On this day in history, April NASA civilian test pilot Neil Armstrong flew the rocket plane to m. The hypersonic research program was conducted by NASA with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation over a period of almost 10 years from 1959 to
NACA test pilot Joseph Albert Walker made 21 of the 26 flights. In this photograph, Joe Walker is wearing a David Clark Co. capstan-type partial-pressure suit with a helmet for protection at high altitudes.