Aviation Photo #1591092 Scaled Composites 276 X-38 CRV - NASA/ESA/DLR

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The X-38 was a prototype of a lifting body reentry vehicle intended for use as a Crew Return Vehicle for the International Space Station. First flown in 1999, it was dropped from a B-52 and glided until a parafoil was deployed for landing. The program was cancelled in 2002 due to budget cuts.
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    David Lednicer
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    Scaled Composites 276 X-38 CRV
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    Scaled Composites 276 X-38 CRV
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    McMinnville - Municipal
    Oregon
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    July 12, 2009
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