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