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Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come.


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2010-11-17 16:29:14

Michael Adams was an American aviator, engineer and USAF astronaut. He was born Michael James Adams on May 5, 1930 in Sacramento, California. He graduated from Sacramento Junior College, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. Two years later he earned his pilot wings and commission at Webb Air Force Base in Texas. He served as a fighter-bomber pilot during the Korean War, as well as with the 813th Fighter-Bomber Squadron at England Air Force Base in Louisiana and rotational duty at...

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