X-38’s First Free Flight

X-38’s First Free Flight

On March 12th, 1998 the first free-flight of the X-38 (CRV) was accomplished.  The X-38 was developed from the Martin Marietta X-24, a lifting body design pioneered by Dryden Flight Research Center in the 1960s and 1970s.  The goal of the X-38 project was to provide a...