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NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight. B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center.

Photo Number: EC02-0083-2

Photo Date: August 16, 2002

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NASA obtained a B-52H bomber from the U.S. Air Force in 2001, intending to use the aircraft as an air-launch and testbed aircraft to support NASA, Air Force and industry flight research and advanced technology demonstration efforts at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, Calif.

The B-52H replaced Dryden's famous B-52B "008" following that aircraft's retirement on Dec. 17, 2004. However, with no research projects requiring its capabilities on the horizon under NASA's restructured aeronautics research programs, the decision was made to return the aircraft to the Air Force.

NASA Photo by: Jim Ross

Keywords: B-52; H; B-52H; Stratofortress; 23rd Bomb Squadron; 5th Bombardment Wing; Air Combat Command; Minot AFB; 61-0025; Tinker Air Force Base; Oklahoma; B-52B; 008; arrival ceremony

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