M2-F3 Lifting Body

Rear of wingless spear-shaped metal M2-F3 Lifting Body aircraft
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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.

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12/19/2017

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Mark Avino

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A19751576000-NASM2018-10166

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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