Quiet SST

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configuration top

configuration bottom

configuration side (left)

configuration side (right)

configuration front

configuration front (landing gear)

configuration three fourths

Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST at Wikipedia

Image credit: Lockheed Martin/NASA HQ

Image source: NASA Images

McDonnell-Douglas ILRV

McDonnell-Douglas ILRV at Astronautix

Imaged credit: McDonnell Douglas

Douglas Astro

(ADVANCE FOR AMS OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, WITH SPACECRAFT STORY)

(NY11-Feb. 24) WINGLESS, PILOTED SPACECRAFT TO BE TESTED — This is an artist’s conception of the wingless, piloted spacecraft that can be maneuvred over 1,000 miles for landing after re-entering the atmosphere. The craft, shown leaving the vicinity of the earth for a mission in space, is slated for testing in the early spring. The new concept, knowing as the “M-2 Lifting Body,” was to be unveiled Tuesday by scientists of the Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at Moffett Field, Calif.

(NASA Photo via APWirephoto) (prll400nasa) 1963

Douglas Astro at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: Numbers Station

Vehicle Assembly

114-KSC-65C-2677 UNCL. 4/20/65

NASA//PRES. W/O 3948

DRAWING OF MILA.

114-KSC-65C-2678 UNCL. 4/20/65

NASA//PRES. W/O 3848

ARTIST DRAWING OF VAB AND LUTS,
FROM TURNING BASIN.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: Numbers Station

M-70 Valkyrie Mothership

North American XB-70 Valkyrie at Wikipedia

Image credit: North American Aviation

Image source: AFMC