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X-48 Research: All good things must come to an end

A deep blue sky backdrops the NASA-Boeing X-48C Hybrid Wing Body aircraft as it flies over Edwards AFB on Feb. 28, 2013, during a test flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Calif.
04.18.13

After nearly six years, a successful and productive joint NASA-Boeing X-48 Hybrid / Blended Wing Body flight test project at NASA Dryden concludes.

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X-48 Blended Wing Body Hits 100-Flight Milestone

The upgraded X-48C version of Boeing's Blending Wing Body subscale research aircraft banks over Rogers Dry Lake near
11.05.12

Boeing subscale research aircraft expected to log another 20 flights before flight-test program concludes.

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X-48C: An X-Plane Transformer

The X-48C, transformed from the X-48B, recently took its first flight over the Mojave Desert in California.
08.15.12

A transformed remotely piloted aircraft could lead the way to a future of flight that is much quieter.


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