B-52 HL-10 NASA

NASA research pilot Bill Dana takes a moment to watch NASA’s converted NB-52B Stratofortress cruise overhead after a research flight in the Northrop HL-10 heavy lifting body. “HL” stands for horizontal landing, and “10” refers to the tenth design studied by engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. On the left, John Reeves can be seen at the cockpit of the lifting body. NASA Photo.

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