X-38 aircraft

X-38 aircraft

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: X-38 aircraft being examined by technicians after landing on a dry lakebed. The parafoil parachute in the foreground steered the X-38 after it was released from a US Air Force B-52 bomber. This unpiloted aircraft is part of an effort to build a Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) for the International Space Station (ISS). If there was an emergency on the ISS, the CRV would glide through the atmosph- ere before deploying a parachute to slow itself, followed by its steerable parachute. The X-38 was released at a height of almost 12km, flying for 44 seconds before its first parachute opened. This test flight was at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California, USA, on 30 March 2000.

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