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X50,000 Pilots and 50 Years

50,000 pilots and over 50 years of service have to tell you something. The slide rule packing engineers from Northrop did something right. After the initial deployment of supersonic aircraft to the front lines of the USAF it became evident that a trainer was needed to develop pilot skills at high speeds. Northrop…

Who Needs An Aircraft Carrier?


A paraglider setup was tested a possible landing solution for Project Gemini. The capsule was, infact, intended to land that way, but was changed to go with the more conventional splashdown. Gliding in allowed for a potentially softer landing for the spacecraft and crew and saved on the costs of deploying an aircraft…

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