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NASA research pilot Bill Dana takes a moment to watch NASA's NB-52B cruise overhead after a research flight in the HL-10. On the left, John Reeves can be seen at the cockpit of the lifting body. The HL-10 was one of five lifting body designs flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from July 1966 to November 1975. Nasa, Lifting Body, B52 Flybi, Pilots Bill, Bill Dana, Hl 10, B 52 Flybi, Photo, Hl10
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the X-24B is seen here on the lakebed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in January of 1973. The X-24B was the last aircraft to fly in Dryden's Lifting Body program. Lifting bodies were wingless vehicles designed to fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site.