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National AeroSpace Plane (X-30)

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what a wonderful weekend surprise here
 

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Nice model pics. I had seen all these designs before of course, but the last one doesn't ring a bell... Any idea what it is?
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Nice model pics. I had seen all these designs before of course, but the last one doesn't ring a bell... Any idea what it is?
X-43B.
 

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sferrin said:
Stargazer2006 said:
Nice model pics. I had seen all these designs before of course, but the last one doesn't ring a bell... Any idea what it is?
X-43B.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of a "B" variant with forward canards.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
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Stargazer2006 said:
Nice model pics. I had seen all these designs before of course, but the last one doesn't ring a bell... Any idea what it is?
X-43B.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of a "B" variant with forward canards.
There was suppose to be a "C" as well. Both cancelled of course.
 

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sferrin said:
Stargazer2006 said:
sferrin said:
Stargazer2006 said:
Nice model pics. I had seen all these designs before of course, but the last one doesn't ring a bell... Any idea what it is?
X-43B.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of a "B" variant with forward canards.
There was suppose to be a "C" as well. Both cancelled of course.
You can thank Admiral Steidle and John Mankins and the spiral of spirals for that.
 

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Meteorit said:
We also have a thread on X-43B.
Looks like I missed it the first time around or I'd have posted the high rez pics way back when. Mods feel free to move them. :)
 

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3 B's and a C
Off the old NGLT website at MSFC? I believe remnants of that site still live on in a few pieces, at least within a few months ago when I came across it again.
 

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Found two interesting pictures of X-30 designs among pictures of desktop models located at Pima Air & Space Museum:
http://www.freewebs.com/aeroscale/pima.htm

First picture is captioned as the "DoD X-30" (probably a generic design) while the second is labeled as the "Dupont X-30".
This makes me wonder if it's the same Dupont as in the infamous DP-2 project...
 

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flateric said:
Escape capsule for Boeing's 1988 horizontal-take-off and landing 'Hypervelocity Technology Vehicle'...mmm...familiar 'conical accelerator' shapes...

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HYPERVELOCITY TECHNOLOGY (HVT) CREW ESCAPE
Lanny A. Jines, P.E.
Aerospace Engineer
Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories
Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Crew Escape and Subsystems Branch
Air Crew Escape Group
WPAFB, OH 45433
As a high school student in 1987, I had a summer internship working with this group at Wright-Patterson AFB. I helped with some computer projects in support of crew escape vehicle research for the National Aerospace Plane and Space Station Freedom.

I was given some artwork, most or all of which, IIRC, was already outdated when I got there. It depicts several crew escape concepts.

Hi-res scans of the lo-res prints are here: http://www.mediafire.com/?8d22rh55cho7c
(update: resized versions are in overscan's post below...thanks for that!)

I don't have any art for the space station; sorry.
 

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Thank you very much! Very impressive arrival at the forum)
 

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Rockwell X-30 National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) model found on eBay.

URL:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockwell-X-30-Space-Plane-Contractor-Desk-Model-NASA-USAF-/120830441540?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c220e3844
 

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Thanks for the heads-up Triton !!

I know the guy who bought this.

It is very cool, and in great shape !

He thanks you!
 

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_many_ interesting NASP stuff inside - thanks to jjnodice for finding these
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a535843.pdf
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a535837.pdf
 

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Cool! So that would be their X-30 proposal, right?

With the DP-2 white elephant behind them and little else on the shelves, I really wonder how DuPont expected to be viewed as a serious player on that one... :eek:
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiAn22qLcLw&list=UUI9BX-UcPOhsfr0fTklLytQ&index=2&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMpN1XXAF6U&feature=relmfu
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bmDm36sfTc
 

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Rocketdyne NASP (National AeroSpace Plane) model manufactured by Penwal found on eBay.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-PENWAL-NASP-ROCKETDYNE-X-30-NASA-MANUFACTURER-DESK-TOP-DISPLAY-SPACE-MODEL-/230841957893?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bf40be05

Real?
 

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So they are claiming a NASP model was built in 1975? Something doesn't compute there.
 

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So they are claiming a NASP model was built in 1975? Something doesn't compute there.
The seller has been clueless for a long time, I just wanted to know if the model itself looked legitimate or worthwhile.
 

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just a placeholder model to show "NASP"
 

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http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/Science_and_Technology/DSB/596.pdf
 

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"A 50-foot, detailed 1/3d scale mock up of the X-30 was built by engineering students at Mississippi State University"
 

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NASA-TM-109079 - Active Cooling From the Sixties to NASP:

http://thehuwaldtfamily.org/jtrl/research/Thermal%20Protection%20Systems%20(TPS)/NASA-TM-109079,%20Active%20Cooling%20From%20the%20Sixties%20to%20NASP.pdf
 
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