M2-F3 Lifting Body

     

M2-F3 Lifting Body

This M2-F3 lifting body was the first of the heavyweight, wingless lifting body research craft of the 1960s. The lifting body programs tested the concept of achieving aerodynamic lift from just the shape of wingless craft, a concept used in designing the Space Shuttle.

Image Number: WEB12820-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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