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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - An experimental jet that resembles a flying wing successfully flew for the first time in a program that could lead to more fuel-efficient, quieter and higher-capacity aircraft, NASA said Thursday.
The remotely controlled, 500-pound, three-engine jet with a 21-foot wingspan took off July 20, climbed to an altitude of 7,500 feet and landed about a half-hour later, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center said.
Originally posted by Nerdling
Definitely something to keep an eye on. I think blended wing will make up the next generation of passenger planes.
Originally posted by AcesInTheHole
do you think all planes could look like this in 50 years?