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Wapakoneta in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

F5D Skylancer

 
 
F5D Skylancer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. F5D Skylancer Marker
Inscription. This Douglas F5D Skylancer was one of four originally constructed, and is the only example still in existence. It was flown by Neil A. Armstrong from September 1960 to September 1962 to simulate the flight characteristics of the space vehicle planned for use in Project Dyna-Soar. The Dyna-Soar program called for the launch of a winged craft which could re-enter the atmosphere and glide to a conventional landing following a mission in space.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 33.837′ N, 84° 10.393′ W. Marker is in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on Apollo Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, just northwest of the I-75 Exit 111 interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. one mile away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
F5D Skylancer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. F5D Skylancer and Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dudley Nichols (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Shannon Stock Company (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wapakoneta.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
F5D Skylancer image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 6, 2013
3. F5D Skylancer
The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
4. The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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