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EXPLORING SPACE - FOR ALL MANKIND
-----------------------------------------This blog is to proliferate space travel and exploration to people the world over, in an attempt to inspire a sense of awe and wonder into mankind's greatest accomplishment - the exploration of the stars.---Currently at NASA HQ in Washington DC. I write the NASA History Facebook and Twitter posts.
----------------------Passionate about spaceflight since the age of two, I live and breath rockets, NASA, and anything space. I also enjoy Florida History and World's Fairs. I'm an avid explorer, and I'll occasionally post images from my travels.--------------
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The X-15 soaring high above the world.
Up until very recently, I did not consider this vehicle a spacecraft, like History dictates it to be. However, upon discovering that, at normal operating altitudes the vehicle utilized reaction control jets to manoeuvre, I changed my mind. Also, I thought it pretty cool that the bottom half of the ventral (lower) fin was jettisoned shortly before landing to prevent it from contacting the ground upon landing.

The X-15 soaring high above the world.

Up until very recently, I did not consider this vehicle a spacecraft, like History dictates it to be. However, upon discovering that, at normal operating altitudes the vehicle utilized reaction control jets to manoeuvre, I changed my mind. Also, I thought it pretty cool that the bottom half of the ventral (lower) fin was jettisoned shortly before landing to prevent it from contacting the ground upon landing.

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    My favorite experimental aviation program.
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