The 'Flying Bedstead'

A 1964 photo shows the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV), affectionately dubbed the "flying bedstead" in flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California. NASA used the LLRV to simulate the Apollo lunar landings. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong had a close call in one of these machines in 1968, ejecting safely just seconds before a crash.

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