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NASA Aircraft Placed On Display At Air Force Flight Test Museum
2013-11-04 09:12:04

NASA Three unique research aircraft previously flown by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center or its predecessor organizations have recently been placed on display at the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Museum staff and volunteers moved the Northrop X-4 Bantam and one of two General Dynamics F-16XL aircraft to the exhibit area on Aug. 9, 2013, and days later accepted the Boeing X-48C Hybrid/Blended Wing Body on loan while Boeing, NASA Dryden and the Air...

NASA Clean-Air Program Wraps Up With X-48C Test Flight
2013-04-13 07:29:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Tuesday´s flight of NASA´s remotely-piloted X-48C aircraft successfully concluded an eight month research campaign designed to demonstrate technological concepts for cleaner, quieter commercial air travel, the US space agency announced on Saturday. The first flight of the Boeing-designed X-48 hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft´s C model took place at Edwards Air Force Base in California on August 7. The April...

NASA Dryden Contributions To Aerospace And Science Research In 2012
2012-12-19 11:02:47

NASA NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., helped advance the agency´s overall mission of Earth and space science and aerospace technology research as it continued supporting NASA's four mission areas during 2012. Aeronautics X-48 Blended/Hybrid Wing Body The remotely piloted "C" version of the X-48 Blended Wing Body sub-scale research aircraft successfully flew for the first time on Aug. 7. The new X-48C model was modified from its earlier X-48B...

100 Test Flights Completed By The X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft
2012-11-08 14:00:53

NASA The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights -- the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights. "Once again, working closely with...

Successful Flight For NASA X-48C Aircraft
2012-08-08 04:53:48

[ Watch the Video: NASA's X-48C Test Flight Successful ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The unmanned aircraft X-48C successfully flew for the first time on Tuesday at the Edwards Air Force Base, according to NASA. The Boeing aircraft was formerly known as the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, and was modified to evaluate the low-speed stability and control of a low-noise version of a notional, future Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) aircraft design. This HWB design,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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