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X-33 air drop model - landing on lakebed X-33 air drop model - landing on lakebed

Photo Number: EC98-44814-11
Photo Date: 1998

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The X-33 model about to touchdown on a lakebed. Dale Reed and others employed models to try out the low-speed aerodynamics of different lifting body shapes. Simple and low cost, these tests enabled the designs to be tested before a full-scale vehicle was built.

Photo by: Tom Tschida

Keywords: X-33 Images

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