The M2-F2 Crash – Space Shuttle Prototype

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Seen here, the Northrop M2-F2, a prototype that would eventually serve as a model for the Space Shuttle, flies gracefully through a clear sky. Everything goes wrong, however, as it attempts to land, and the voice of a man in ground control decisively calls out “Get the fire truck out!” The crash came at the end of a glide test for the heavyweight lifting body spacecraft, designed and intended for astronauts to fly back from space…

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