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Paresev on Taxi Strip
NIX Online Source: Click to View Photo/Image
Abstract: Test pilot Milton Thompson sitting in NASA Flight Research Center-built Paresev 1 (Paraglider Research Vehicle) on the taxi strip in front of the NASA Flight Research Center in 1962. In this photo the control stick can be seen coming from overhead and hanging in front of the pilot. The control system was a direct link with the wing membrane made of doped Irish linen. By maintaining simplicity during construction, it was possible to make control and configuration changes overnight and, in many instances, in minutes.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1962
NIX (Document) ID:
E-7914
(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: The Armstrong Photo Gallery includes the latest images from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center as well as the legacy photos from the Dryden Flight Research Center.
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