Boeing 747-123 (SCA) - N905NA / 376 (cn 20107/86) - with piggyback load space shuttle "Enterprise OV-101", during take-off at the Paris-Le Bourget Air and Space Show. Scan from old slide.
Boeing 747-123 (SCA) - N905NA / 376 (cn 20107/86) - with piggyback load space shuttle "Enterprise OV-101", at the Le Bourget Airshow. Scan from old slide.
Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101 (cn OV-101) - on top of 747-123SCA (reg.N905NA) - during the Paris Air and Space Show at Le Bourget. Scan from old slide.
Close-up of the front section of a NASA North American X-15A-2 (56-6671 ; cn 240-2), preserved - under the enormous wing of an XB-70 - in the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
This Douglas F5D Skylancer was one of four originally constructed and is the only example still in existence. It was flown by Neil A. Armstrong from September 1960 to September 1962 to simulate the flight characteristics of the space vehicle planned for use in Project Dyna-Soar. The Dyna-Soar program called for the launch of a winged craft which could re-enter the atmosphere and glide to a conventional landing following a mission in space. The Douglas F5 Skylancer sits on a pedestal in front of the museum.