X-24B Dramatic Landing at Edwards AFB
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What a Dramatic Landing
Let’s go back in time to the 1970s when the X-24B was first conceived and then made a dramatic landing on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base.
The Martin Marietta X-24 B was part of NASA’s project to gather data on a “lifting body” aircraft. It used characteristics of a “flying wing,” but there’s no true tail unit. Furthermore, elements are blended forming a single shape. The concept first appeared during World War I and then made considerable progress in the 1960s and the 1970s.
The video showcases the exciting view of the X-24B lifting body landing. According to the description, two safety chase F-104 jets pace the X-24B down to the specially marked landing surface and then zoom away at the successful completion of the mission.
What do you think about the X-24 B’s dramatic landing?