Aviation - Avions NASA-Prototypes
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In a stark juxtaposition of nature and technology, the second X-29 forward-swept-wing research aircraft is shown here passing by one of the classic, spiny Joshua trees that populate the Mojave desert while being transported by truck to NASA's Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility (later the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, on November 7, 1988. The aircraft, with its protective covering, traveled by ship from the manufacturer's plant on Long Island through the Panama Canal to Port Hueneme and then was trucked to Dryden. X-29 No. 2 was used in a high angle-of-attack research program which began in spring 1989.