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X-48 Blended Wing Body

Researchers believe that the unique design of the X-48B will save 30 percent more fuel over contemporary aircraft of similar size and weight.
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Zoom in and scroll through this two-page timeline of NACA aeronautics highlights starting in 1915 and through NASA's contributions to 2015.
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Why NASA's work matters.
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Everything from a photo-filled history of aviation pressure suits to latest efforts to reduce the level of sonic booms.
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NASA researchers reveal their favorite moments.

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