The Historic X-1E Looks Forward - Nasa daily picture for August 23 (2022)

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The X-1E aircraft dominates the foreground of this photo. It is white, with its designation written on its side in big orange letters. The Moon is in the background, lined up with the nose of the airplane.

The supersonic X-1E research aircraft was the last of NASA's experimental X-1 series of aircraft. From 1955-1958, it made 26 flights and one captive flight (attached to a carrier aircraft). Research flights took place over what is now NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

In this photo from November 2021, the X-1E looks toward the full Moon.

Credit: NASA/Joshua Fisher



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