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(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.
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