NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The only other woman to have flown aboard the legendary SR-71 Blackbird was Congresswoman Beverly Byron who rode as a… Read More

1 year ago

Eclipse Project: when NASA used a USAF C-141A Starlifter to tow a QF-106A Delta Dart to demonstrate the feasibility of using the aerotow concept to launch space vehicles

The QF-106A Delta Dart was successfully towed aloft six times by the C-141A Starlifter to a peak altitude of 25,000… Read More

2 years ago

INTERESTING PICTURE SHOWS THE ARRIVAL OF XB-70 VALKYRIE NO. 2 AT EDWARDS AFB

The XB-70 Valkyrie No. 2 was destroyed on Jun. 8, 1966 following an accidental mid-air collision Taken on Jul. 17,… Read More

6 years ago

THIS PHOTO SHOWS XB-70 VALKYRIE MACH 3 BOMBER MAIDEN FLIGHT

The XB-70 Valkyrie was flown by North American test pilot Alvin S. White and Col. Joseph F. Cotton and took… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S AN INTERESTING PHOTO OF THE XB-70 VALKYRIE MACH 3 BOMBER WINDSCREEN ASSEMBLY IN SUPERSONIC FLIGHT CONFIGURATION

Originally designed as a Mach 3 bomber, the XB-70A Valkyrie never went into production and instead was used for flight… Read More

7 years ago