Loading

The viewer sees two vehicles representing different approaches to building a research craft to simulate a spacecraft.

NASA

NASA

NASA

In this photo of the M2-F1 lifting body and the Paresev 1B on the ramp, the viewer sees two vehicles representing different approaches to building a research craft to simulate a spacecraft able to land on the ground instead of splashing down in the ocean as the Mercury capsules did. The M2-F1 was a lifting body, a shape able to re-enter from orbit and land. The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) used a Rogallo wing that could be (but never was) used to replace a conventional parachute for landing a capsule-type spacecraft, allowing it to make a controlled landing on the ground.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: The viewer sees two vehicles representing different approaches to building a research craft to simulate a spacecraft.
  • Creator: NASA
  • Location: Edwards, CA, USA
  • Owner: AFRC
  • Album: mgmurph1
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile