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Test Flight


      a flight made to test an aircraft, rocket or spacecraft


NASA has done many test flights on different kinds of aircraft.

NASA will have a test flight before a new spacecraft carries astronauts to space.


Related Links:
X-48 Airplane Test Flight
Space Shuttle Test Flights
Rocket Test Flight


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A man standing near a jet watches an airplane flying just overhead in the sky
NASA research pilot Bill Dana watches an airplane fly overhead after a test flight.
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