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Note also the fuselage mounted fairings to reduce drag. (NASA Photo) This particular F-5D, which was flown by Neil Armstrong, and is now on display in front of the Neil Armstrong Museum at Wapakoneta, Ohio, just north ofDayton. (Phil Kunz Photo) 66 67 ONE-OF-A-KIND RESEARCH AIRCRAFT F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire Testbed but still retained mechanical controls. The DFBW F-8 would be the first test aircraft to demonstrate the advantages of digital fly-by-wire and also to eliminate the mechanical system, even as a back-up.

Phil Kunz Photo) 66 67 ONE-OF-A-KIND RESEARCH AIRCRAFT F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire Testbed but still retained mechanical controls. The DFBW F-8 would be the first test aircraft to demonstrate the advantages of digital fly-by-wire and also to eliminate the mechanical system, even as a back-up. By 1971, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center selected and began modifying an F-8 Crusader, a supersonic Navy jet fighter. A digital computer, inertial measuring unit (which measures the aircraft attitude), and other equipment originally built for the Apollo Lunar Module were incorporated into the modification.

Air Force CONTRACTOR: McDonnell Douglas THE STORY Development of an anti-satellite weapon system has long been a goal of the Department of Defense, and a number of ambitious and unsuccessful efforts have taken place since the 1960s. Most of the efforts were extremely complicated, but a 1980s program using a fighter-launched missile proved that it could be done. The ASAT program actually began earlier as an outgrowth of the Prototype Miniature Air Launched Segment (PMALS) anti-satellite program.

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