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Sandy Stubbs With HL-10 Model

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  L-63-6565  (64-Reasearch Aircraft-4)

19 August 1963

Landing experiments engineer Sandy Stubbs is seen with an HL-10 model in the Langley Research Center's Impact Structures Facility while he is evaluating belly landing techniques.

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Landing Tests With HL-10 Model

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NASA  No.  L-63-7684  (64-Reasearch Aircraft-1)

19 August 1963

Landing experiments with an HL-10 model are underway at in the Langley Research Center's Impact Structures Facility. These tests are designed to evaluate belly landing techniques for the HL-10 Lifting Body aircraft.

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Landing Tests With HL-10 Model

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  L-63-8163  (64-Reasearch Aircraft-2)

19 August 1963

A model of the HL-10 lifting body re-entry vehicle is studied in the Langley Research Center's variable density Mach 8 wind tunnel to determine its heat transfer characteristics.

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HL-10 Art Concept

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

June 1964

A fantastic artist's concept of the HL-10 being dropped from the mothership.

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HL-10 Model In Wind Tunnel

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  L-65-2440

February 1965

A 28-foot model of the HL-10 lifting body is shown mounted in the Langley Research Center's full scale wind tunnel to determine its low-speed static stability and control characteristics.

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HL-10 Model Wind Tunnel Test

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  A-36619

September 1965

The HL-10 mated to its B-52 pylon is being tested in the 40x80-foot wind tunnel at the Ames Research Center.

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HL-10 Lifting Body Rollout

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  66-H-6

18 January 1966

A outstanding view looking down on the HL-10 lifting body re-entry vehicle after rollout. NASA pilot Milt Thompson and a Northrop technician prepare to open the canopy.

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HL-10 Lifting Body After Rollout

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  66-H-7

18 January 1966

A striking front view of the HL-10 lifting body re-entry vehicle after rollout.

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Milt Thompson Sitting In The HL-10

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-66-18564

18 January 1966

The HL-10 lifting body after rollout with NASA pilot Milt Thompson is in the cockpit.

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HL-10 Prepared For First Flight

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

June 1965

Personnel at NASA's Flight Research Center are seen preparing the HL-10 lifting body vehicle for its first flight.

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HL-10 Makes Its First Landing

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-16205

22 December 1966

The HL-10 lifting body vehicle piloted by Bruce Peterson prepares to make its first landing at Rogers Dry Lake on December 22, 1966.

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HL-10 And Its B-52 Mothership

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   ECN-2351

3 November 1969

The HL-10 lifting body hangs from the wing pylon mount of the NASA B-52 launch aircraft as the mated pair climb above Rogers Dry Lake for a research flight.

This very fine vintage NASA colour glossy photograph is in near mint condition and printed on 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HL-10 During Powered Flight

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-21090   (70-H-17)

17 November 1969

The HL-10 lifting body is seen here in powered flight shortly after launch from the B-52 mothership. During HL-10 powered flights the vehicle used the same basic XLR-11 rocket engine that powered the original X-1s.

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HL-10 Over Rogers Dry Lakebed

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NASA  No.   E-21088   (70-H-18)

17 November 1969

The HL-10 lifting body is seen here in flight over Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards AFB. After the vehicle's fins were modified following its first flight, the HL-10 proved to be the best handling of the heavy-weight lifting bodies flown at Edwards Air Force Base. The HL-10 flew much better than the M2-F2, and pilots were eager to fly it.

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HL-10 Over Rogers Dry Lakebed  #2

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NASA  No.   E-21089   (70-H-19)

17 November 1969

The HL-10 lifting body is seen here in flight over Rogers Dry lakebed. Like the other lifting bodies, the HL-10 made a steep descent toward the lakebed, followed by a high-speed landing. This was due to the vehicle's low lift-over-drag ratio. The first 11 flights of the HL-10 were un-powered, flown to check the vehicle's handling and stability before rocket-powered flights began using the XLR-11 rocket engine.

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HL-10 Ready To Land

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   70-H-20

January 1970

NASA's HL-10 lifting body prepares to land on Rogers Dry Lake, followed by an F-104 chase plane.

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HL-10 Model In Wind Tunnel

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   L63-7161

25 September 1963

HL-10 model in wind tunnel at Langley Research Center.

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HL-10 Biomedical Application Device

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   ENC-1586

25 September 1963

A Technician at NASA's Flight Research Center stands in front of the HL-10 as he models a state of the art biomedical application device strapped to his leg. This is a portable system, that doesn't need to be hard-wired into the lifting body's system.

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HL-10 First Flight Landing

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-16207

22 December 1966

The HL-10 lifting body completes its first research flight with a landing on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards AFB, California, on December 22, 1966. The HL-10 suffered from buffeting and poor control during the flight. Pilot Bruce Peterson was able to make a successful landing despite the severe problems. These were traced to airflow separation from the fins. As a result, the fins were no longer able to stabilize the vehicle. A small reshaping of the fins' leading edges cured the airflow separation, but it was not until March 15, 1968, that the second HL-10 flight occurred.

This fine late 1970's reissued glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HL-10 New Shape

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   ECN-1865

March 1968

The HL-10 lifting body suffered from buffeting and poor control during its first flight in December 1966. Pilot Bruce Peterson was able to make a successful landing despite the severe problems. These were traced to airflow separation from the fins. As a result, the fins were no longer able to stabilize the vehicle. A small reshaping of the fins' leading edges cured the airflow separation, but the HL-10 was grounded for 15 monthst.

This fine late 1970's vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HL-10 Rear View

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

March 1968

The HL-10 on the ramp at NASA's Flight Research Center.

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HL-10 Mated To Its B-52 Launch Aircraft

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-18519

March 1968

The HL-10 lifting body mated to B-52 launch aircraft.

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HL-10 Mated To Its B-52 Launch Aircraft  #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-18519

March 1968

The HL-10 lifting body mated to B-52 launch aircraft.

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HL-10 Preflight Ground Tests

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-20049

21 March 1969

HL-10 model in wind tunnel at Langley Research Center.

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HL-10 Just Before Take Off

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E69-20536

6 August 1969

The HL-10 lifting body hangs under the wing of its B-52 launch aircraft before a flight on August 6, 1969.  John Manke was the pilot.

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HL-10 And Its B-52 Launch Aircraft

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   ECN-2351 reissued

17 November 1969

The HL-10 lifting body hangs from the wing pylon mount of the NASA B-52 launch aircraft as the mated pair climb above Rogers Dry Lake for a research flight.

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HL-10 Near Touchdown

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   ECN-2366

January 1970

The HL-10 lifting body hangs from the wing pylon mount of the NASA B-52 launch aircraft as the mated pair climb above Rogers Dry Lake for a research flight.

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HL-10 Touchdown

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   EC-2367

January 1970

In this photo, the HL-10 has touched down on its main landing gear, while the pilot was holding the nose up to slow the vehicle. The F-104 in the background was used as a chase plane. Its pilot would give the HL-10's pilot calls on his altitude above the lakebed as well as warnings about any problems. The NASA F-104s were also used for lifting-body training. With the landing gear extended and flaps lowered, the F-104 could simulate the steep, high-speed descent and landing of a lifting body.

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HL-10 Post Touchdown

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

3 September 1969

NASA research pilot Bill Dana after his fourth free flight (1 glide and 3 powered) in the HL-10, flight H-24-37. This particular flight reached a maximum speed of Mach 1.45. Dana is wearing a pressure suit for protection against the cockpit depressurizing at high altitudes.

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HL-10 Post Touchdown  #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-2203

20 May 1969

NASA research pilot Bill Dana takes a moment to watch NASA's NB-52B cruise overhead after a research flight in the HL-10. On the left, John Reeves can be seen at the cockpit of the lifting body aircraft.

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