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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

HL-10

Lifting Body

 
 
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
1. HL-10 Marker
Inscription.
Flown 37 times by Nasa's Flight Research Center,
Edwards Air Force Base, California
First Flight December 22, 1966
Final Flight July 17,1970

Maxium Speed and Altitude Records for
Lifting Bodies Held By The HL-10:
Mach 1.86 (1228 M.P.H.) and 90,300 Feet

Pilots
Bruce A. Peterson John A. Manke Peter C. Hoag Jerauld R. Gentry William H. Dana

The HL-10 was part of a program that investigated blunt-shaped vehicles, called lifting bodies, which led to the selection of a lifting entry configuration for the space shuttle. Results from the lifting body flights greatly aided shuttle designers in the decision to land the orbiter as an unpowered glider.
 
Erected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 
Location. 34° 57.147′ N, 117° 53.382′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Lilly Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Medal of Honor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
2. HL-10 Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); F-86F (approx. 2.1 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 2.1 miles away); F-16B (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 2.3 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Also see . . .  Northrop HL-10. (Submitted on March 31, 2013.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
3. HL-10 Marker
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
4. HL-10 Marker
With Gratitude and Special Thanks to the following people who made the HL-10 acquisition and restoration possible. Jerry S. Reedy Robert W. Anderson Stephen P. Blank Richard S. Gordes Nancy D. Lovato Roger A. Lynn Donald J. Whitefield Keith D. Ness Robert M. Sawyer Edmund K. Swan Boleshlaw Szuwalski
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
5. HL-10 Marker
HL-10 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 25, 2013
6. HL-10 Marker
B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
7. B-52 Balls 8 (52-008)
Located outside the North Gate Edwards AFB, Ca.
HL-10 37 Flights image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
8. HL-10 37 Flights
Stencils of the aircraft launched from Balls 8
B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
9. B-52 Balls 8 (52-008)
B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) Hyper-X image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
10. B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) Hyper-X
B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
11. B-52 Balls 8 (52-008)
B-52 Balls 8 (52-008) image. Click for full size.
January 21, 2013
12. B-52 Balls 8 (52-008)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 31, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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