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Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards Air Force Base ľ home of the Air Force Flight Test Center, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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F-16XL over four corners solar array

F-16XL over four corners solar array

This in-flight view of NASA's two-seat F-16XL #2 research aircraft clearly shows that the left and right wings are definitely not mirror images of each other. Nevertheless, pilots who have flown the highly modified aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Califronia, state that the asymmetry created by modifications to its left wing for the Supersonic Laminar Flow Control (SLF...
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NASA B-52B - Balls 8 at Edwards AFB

NASA B-52B - Balls 8 at Edwards AFB

The Balls Eight is a NASA NB-52B Mothership, NASA tail number 52-008. It was retired from active service with NASA on 17 December 2004 after almost 50 years flying service. The Balls 8 was famous for dropping aerospace research vehicles for 106 flights of the X-15. It flew a total of 159 captive-carry and launch missions in support of the X-15 program from June 1959 to October 1968. It also fle...
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ABL (AirBorne Laser) System tested at System integration Laboratory (SIL) -

ABL (AirBorne Laser) System tested at System integration Laboratory (SIL) -

The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), similar to the Scud, while in boost phase. The laser has been test fired in flight, though it wasn't being aimed at anything. The Airborne Laser aircraft was designated YAL-...
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Vomit Comet - NASA Zero Gravity Test Bed

Vomit Comet - NASA Zero Gravity Test Bed

Vomit Comet is a nickname for any airplane that briefly provides a nearly weightless environment in which to train astronauts, conduct research, and film motion pictures. Versions of such airplanes have in the past been operated by NASA's Reduced Gravity Research Program since 1973, where the nickname originated. NASA prefers the nickname Weightless Wonder for public relations reasons.
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Lockheed EP-3E ARIES at James Connall

Lockheed EP-3E ARIES at James Connall

The Lockheed EP-3 is the signals reconnaissance version of the P-3 Orion, operated by the United States Navy.

A total of 12 P-3C aircraft were converted to replace older versions of the aircraft, which had been converted in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The aircraft are known by the acronym ARIES, or "Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronic System".
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Ames NASA Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Ames NASA Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA. The huge hangar on the left is a 1930s-era US Navy dirigible hangar that housed the USS Macon. The two hangars on the right are 1940s-vintage and housed blimps. Hangar One (the one on the left) was going to be converted to a space and sciences center, but this was put on hold when toxic chemica...
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NASA Wind Tunnel, Mountain View

NASA Wind Tunnel, Mountain View

Located in the Moffet Field area, this wind tunnel is used by NASA for many research project.
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Ilyushin Il-82 (Il-76VKP) Airborne Command Post

Ilyushin Il-82 (Il-76VKP) Airborne Command Post

Janes reports that the service designation Il-82 has been applied to the Il-76VPK Airborne command post or airborne communications relay (Vozdushnyye Komandnyye Punkt: Airborne Command Post) adaptation of Il-76MD known as version 65C. Two examples (SSSR- [later RA-]76450 and 76451) delivered to Zhukovsky after modifications 22 September and 30 November 1987. The two aircraft (SSSR-76450 and -76...
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John Glenn NASA Research Center

John Glenn NASA Research Center

John Glenn NASA Research Center near Cleveland, OH.
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General Dynamics F-16XL at Edwards AFB

General Dynamics F-16XL at Edwards AFB

The General Dynamics F-16XL is a derivative of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a cranked-arrow delta wing that is over twice the size of that of the standard F-16 wing. It was entered in the U.S. Air Force's Enhanced Tactical Fighter (ETF) competition but ultimately lost to the F-15E Strike Eagle. Several years after the prototypes were shelved, they were turned over to NASA for aeronautical stu...
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100m-Radiotelescope Effelsberg, Germany

100m-Radiotelescope Effelsberg, Germany

The Effelsberg telescope is one of the World's largest fully steerable instruments. This extreme-precision antenna is used exclusively for research in radio astronomy, both as a stand-alone instrument as well as for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) experiments.
http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/div/effelsberg/
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