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Lifting Body Contributors Conference

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  A-30273-1   (63-Reasearch Aircraft-20)

26 February 1963

It was at this recent conference of the principal contributors to the lifting body concept at NASA's Ames Research Center that the final configuration was reviewed in detail. Left to right are George Kenyon, who carried out the subsonic tests; George Edwards, who supervised the low-speed testing; Dr. Alfred J. Eggers, who conceived of the original idea of lifting bodies; and Clarence Syvertson, who carried out the hypersonic testing.

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Sandy Stubbs With HL-10 Model

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  L63-6565  (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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X-15 Pilots Dana And Armstrong

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  70-H-71

23 January 1970

Lifting body pilot Bill Dana discusses the coming flight program of the rebuilt M2-F3 (seen in background) with astronaut Neil Armstrong, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Both men are former X-15 pilots for the NASA Flight Research Center.

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X-15 Pilots Dana And Armstrong #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  70-H-72

23 January 1970

Lifting body pilot Bill Dana and astronaut Neil Armstrong, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, look over the cockpit of the X-24A lifting body in the hangar at the Flight Research Center. Both men are former X-15 pilots for NASA.

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NASA's M-2 Lifting Body Research Vehicle

10  x  8 Black & White NASA Glossy Photo

NASA  No.  63-Research Aircraft-65

November 1963

Three NASA pilots are getting briefed by M-2 project pilot Milton Thompson (on ladder) before their first flight in the uplifting body M-2 test vehicle at Edwards AFB.

The M-2 lifting body concept is under study by NASA as a possible future space vehicle that is capable of landing on Earth under pilot control.

Chuck Yeager is seated in the M-2 with Bruce Peterson and Donald Mallick sitting on the body.

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4 Lifting Body Test Pilots

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  70-H-1029

18 June 1970

The four principal HL-10 pilots are seen here with the HL-10 lifting body aircraft. They are, left to right; Air Force Major Jerauld R. Gentry, Air Force test pilot Peter C. Hoag, and NASA pilots John A. Manke and William H. Dana. All are wearing the pressure suits needed for flying above 50,000 feet.

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X-24B Lifting Body Test Pilots

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-29373

4 February 1976

This fine 1976 photo shows the X-24B on the Rogers Dry Lake, adjacent to the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, with research pilots Einar Enevoldson, John Manke, Richard Scobee, Tom McMurtry, Bill Dana, and Michael Love in front of it.

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HL-10 Civilian Research Pilot Bill Dana

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  73-H-124

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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M2-F3 Pilot Bill Dana

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  70-H-842

2 June 1970

NASA test pilot Bill Dana sits in the cockpit of the M2-F3 lifting body after his first glide flight in the vehicle.

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X-24B Pilot Bill Dana

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-29375

4 February 1976

NASA pilot Bill Dana in front of the X-24B lifting body.

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M2-F2 Pilot Major Jerauld R. Gentry

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC97-44183-1

September 1966

USAF Major Jerauld R. Gentry in front of the M2-F2 lifting body aircraft.

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HL-10 Pilot Major Jerauld R. Gentry

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  68-H-502

16 May 1968

Pilot Major Jerauld R. Gentry stands in front of the HL-10 Lifting Body. Gentry was the Air Force project pilot for the HL-10 while it was making the early glide and powered flights in 1968 following its modification.

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Air Force Major Peter Hoag

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-20777

30 September 1969

Air Force Major Peter Hoag stands in front of the HL-10 Lifting Body. Maj. Hoag joined the HL-10 program in 1969 and made his first glide flight on June 6, 1969. He made a total of 8 flights in the HL-10. They included the fastest lifting-body flight, which reached Mach 1.861 on Feb. 18, 1970.

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NASA HL-10 Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-19648

January 1969

Manke was hired by NASA on May 25, 1962, as a flight research engineer. He was later assigned to the pilots office and flew various support aircraft including the F-104, F5D, F-111 and C-47. On May 28, 1968 he flew the HL-10. It was his first of a record 42 flights in Lifting Bodies.

Manke's first flight in the HL-10 was a glide flight; but most of subsequent Lifting Body flights were rocket-powered. He flew the HL-10 ten times (including the first supersonic flight in a Lifting Body, on May 9, 1969), the M2-F3 four times, the X-24A twelve times, and the X-24B sixteen times. His last flight of one of these aircraft was on August 5, 1975, in the X-24B.

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NASA HL-10 Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-18880   (68-H-524)

28 May 1968

NASA pilot John Manke climbs from the cockpit of the HL-10 lifting body after his first glide flight in the vehicle on May 28, 1968.

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Civilian Research Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  69-H-195

28 May 1968

NASA pilot John Manke poses in front of the HL-10 lifting body after his first glide flight in the vehicle on May 28, 1968.

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Happy Birthday John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  68-H-1157

13 November 1968

NASA pilot John Manke celebrates his 37th birthday with a piece of cake after completing the first sustained rocket-powered flight in the HL-10 lifting body. Secretary Sharna Higgins cuts the cake.

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John Manke And The HL-10

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-20496

6 August 1969

John Manke is shown here on the lakebed next to the HL-10, one of four different lifting-body vehicles he flew, including the X-24B, which he flew 16 times. His final total was 42 lifting-body flights.

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M2-F3 Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  73-H-120

20 December 1972

NASA research pilot John A. Manke is seen here in front of the M2-F3 lifting body.

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X-24A Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-2725

January 1971

NASA pilot John Manke after a flight in the X-24A lifting body.

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X-24B Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  73-H-648

2 July 1973

The X-24B is shown during taxi tests at NASA's Flight Research Center. Pilot John Manke is in foreground.

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X-24B First Glide Flight With John Manke

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  73-H-721

1 August 1973

NASA test pilot John Manke receives congratulations from Lee Scherer, Director of the Flight Research Center, following the first glide flight of the X-24B lifting body.

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X-24A USAF Pilot Major Cecil Powell

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-22715

May 1971

Air Force pilot Major Cecil Powell stands in front of the X-24A on the lakebed near the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, after a 1971 research flight.

 

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X-24A USAF Pilot Major Cecil Powell  #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  73-HC-105

May 1971

Air Force pilot Major Cecil Powell stands in front of the X-24A on the lakebed near the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, after a 1971 research flight.

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X-24B USAF Plot Dick Scobee

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-4972

4 February 1976

USAF pilot Dick Scobee in front of the X-24B lifting body.

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M2-F1 NASA Pilot Milton Thompson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  63-Reasearch Aircraft-21

15 August 1963

NASA pilot Milton Thompson stands in front of the wingless M2-F1 lifting body at the Flight Research Center.

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M2-F1 NASA Pilot Milton Thompson  #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-9766

April 1963

NASA pilot Milt Thompson poses in front of the lightweight M2-F1 lifting body at NASA's Flight Research Center. Note the central fin, which was removed after the initial test flights.

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M2-F2 NASA Pilot Milton Thompson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  66-H-1091

April 1963

NASA pilot Milton Thompson goes over the cockpit switches of the M2-F2 lifting body in preparation for flight.

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NASA Aerospace Engineer Dale Reed

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   E-16475

6 March 1967

NASA aerospace engineer Dale Reed with a model of the M2-F1 lifting body poses in front of the actual M2-F1 that was flown in the research program at the Flight Research Centre from 1963-1966.

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NASA's M-2 Lifting Body Pilots

10  x  8 Black & White NASA Glossy Photo

NASA  No.  63-Research Aircraft-65

November 1963

Three NASA pilots are getting briefed by M-2 project pilot Milton Thompson (on ladder) before their first flight in the uplifting body M-2 test vehicle at Edwards AFB.

Chuck Yeager is seated in the M-2 with Bruce Peterson and Donald Mallick sitting on the body.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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NASA's M-2 Lifting Body Pilots #2

10  x  8 Black & White NASA Glossy Photo

NASA  No.  63-Research Aircraft-64

November 1963

Three pilots to make their first flight in NASA's M2-F1 lifting body are briefed by project pilot Milton Thompson at the Flight Research Centre. Seated in the cockpit is USAF Colonel Chuck Yeager, with NASA's Bruce Peterson and Donald Mallick on the fuselage.

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HL-10 Pilots

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   L63-7161

18 June 1970

The four principal HL-10 pilots are seen here with the lifting body aircraft. They are, left to right; Air Force Major Jerauld R. Gentry, Air Force test pilot Peter C. Hoag, and NASA pilots John A. Manke and William H. Dana. All are wearing the pressure suits needed for flying above 50,000 feet.

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X-24B NASA Pilots

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-4968

4 February 1976

This 1976 photo shows the X-24B on the Rogers Dry Lake, adjacent to the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, with research pilots Einar Enevoldson, John Manke, Richard Scobee, Tom McMurtry, Bill Dana, and Michael Love in front of it.

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Civilian Pilot Bill Dana

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-20164

25 April 1969

This photo shows the HL-10 on Rogers Dry Lakebed with pilot Bill Dana in the foreground. Dana joined the HL-10 program in 1969 after flying the M2-F1 and the X-15, among other aircraft. His first glide flight was on April 25, 1969.

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Civilian Pilot Bill Dana  #2

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-2210

20 May 1969

NASA civilian research pilot Bill Dana and his crew had just watched NASA's NB-52B cruise overhead after his research flight in the HL-10 seen in the backgroud.

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X-24B NASA Pilot Bill Dana

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-4795

9 September 1975

NASA pilot Bill Dana after his first flight in the X-24B lifting body.

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X-24B NASA Pilot Einar Enevoldson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-29171

12 November 1975

This photo shows Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Michael V. Love in front of the X-24B lifting-body research vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base in 1973. Love was assigned as a project pilot on the joint NASA-USAF X-24B Lifting Body flight test program at the NASA Flight Research Center.

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HL-10 Pilot Jerauld Gentry

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-18875

16 May 1968

HL-10 Pilot Major Jerauld R. Gentry stands in front of the HL-10 Lifting Body. Gentry was the Air Force project pilot for the HL-10 while it was making the early glide and powered flights in 1968 following its modification.

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HL-10 Pilot Jerauld Gentry  #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  AFFTC

16 May 1968

HL-10 Pilot Major Jerauld R. Gentry stands with the HL-10 Lifting Body Aircraft. Gentry was the Air Force project pilot for the HL-10 while it was making the early glide and powered flights in 1968 following its modification.

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X-24B USAF Pilot Mike Love

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-26487

January 1973

This photo shows Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Michael V. Love in front of the X-24B lifting-body research vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base in 1973. Love was assigned as a project pilot on the joint NASA-USAF X-24B Lifting Body flight test program at the NASA Flight Research Center.

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X-24B Test Pilot Mike Love

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-29374

4 February 1976

USAF pilot Mike Love in front of the X-24B lifting body.

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Lifting Body Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-2246

6 August 1969

John Manke is shown here on the lakebed next to the HL-10, one of four different lifting-body vehicles he flew, including the X-24B, which he flew 16 times. His final total was 42 lifting-body flights.

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HL-10 Pilot John Manke et el

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-20492

6 August 1969

NASA pilot John Manke is shown after a flight in the HL-10 lifting body. Left to right are Wen Painter, Herb Anderson, Jack Kolf, Manke and Joe Huxman.

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X-24B NASA Pilot John Manke

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-3778

15 November 1973

John Manke poses with the X-24B lifting body after his first powered flight.

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X-24B NASA Test Pilot Thomas C. McMurtry

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-29120

3 November 1975

In this 1975 photo, research pilot Thomas C. McMurtry stands in front of the X-24B on Rogers Dry lake, adjacent to the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. A former U.S. Navy pilot and graduate of the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland, McMurtry was a consultant for Lockheed Corporation before joining NASA in 1967.

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NASA Pilot Bruce Peterson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  66-H-1642

22 December 1966

NASA pilot Bruce Peterson checks the HL-10 lifting body aircraft in preparation for its first glide flight.

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M2-F2 Pilot Bruce Peterson

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC-1505

22 September 1966

NASA pilot Milton Thompson stands in front of the wingless M2-F1 lifting body at the Flight Research Centre.

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NASA Pilot Bruce Peterson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-15673

22 September 1966

NASA pilot Bruce Peterson checks the HL-10 lifting body aircraft in preparation for its first glide flight.

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X-24B USAF Pilot Dick Scobee

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-4896

21 October 1975

John Manke poses with the X-24B lifting body after his first powered flight.

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USAF Pilot Donald Sorlie

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  E-15781

20 September 1966

USAF pilot Donald Sorlie in cockpit of M2-F2 lifting body.

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NASA pilot Milton O. Thompson

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  62-X15-31

April 1962

NASA pilot Milton O. Thompson.

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NASA Pilot Milton Thompson

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC63-206

15 August 1963

NASA pilot Milton Thompson stands in front of the wingless M2-F1 lifting body at the Flight Research Centre.

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M2-F2 Pilot Milton Thompson

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  ECN-1154

23 March 1966

NASA research pilot Milt Thompson is helped into the cockpit of the M2-F2 lifting body research aircraft at NASA’s Flight Research Center. The M2-F2 is attached to a wing pylon under the wing of NASA’s B-52 mothership. The flight was a captive flight with the pilot on-board. Thompson flew in the lifting body throughout the flight, but it was never dropped from the mothership. Thompson is assisted here by Jay L. King, Joseph D. Huxman and Orion D. Billeter.

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M2-F2 Pilot Milton Thompson 1st Flight

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC66-1424

July 1966

NASA Pilot Milton Thompson after his first flight in the M2-F2 lifting body.

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M2-F2 Pilot Milton Thompson 1st Flight  #2

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC66-1424

July 1966

NASA Pilot Milton Thompson after his first flight in the M2-F2 lifting body.

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M2-F2 Pilot Milton Thompson 1st Flight  #3

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  EC66-1424

July 1966

Pilot Milton Thompson after his first flight in the M2-F2 lifting body giving an interview.

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