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AEDC PHOTO #97-13504

A 7.75 percent scale model of Lockheed Martin Skunk Work's X-33 in Arnold Engineering Development Center's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. After winning the X-33 contract in July 1996, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works returned to AEDC for further jet effects, aerodynamics and loads testing. The X-33 is the demonstrator for a future Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV).

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