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x-48c

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Boeing's futuristic X-48C makes final flight

The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.

By April 13, 2013

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NASA's futuristic X-48C hybrid wing-body plane takes flight

The design, which is thought to be highly fuel efficient and offer longer range, could someday become the universal standard. But first comes several more years of tests.

By August 7, 2012

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At NASA Dryden, the futuristic X-48C gets ready to fly

Could this be the next great aircraft design? Within 10 years, a full-sized version of the hybrid wing body may offer big boosts in range, fuel efficiency, and quiet flight.

By July 13, 2012

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Voyager 1, NASA's 1977 iPod, turns 35

Carrying the Sounds of Earth record to the distant stars, Voyager 1 is approaching the cusp of our solar system in search of alien civilizations that can play 8-track tapes.

By September 5, 2012

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Futuristic X-51A fails in hypersonic bid

Trouble with a control fin on the sleek, scramjet-powered aircraft puts an abrupt and early end to the Air Force's attempt at a Mach 6 flight.

By August 15, 2012

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In Mojave, the world's most exciting planes take flight

From the Air Force to NASA, commercial airplane storage to the first private spacecraft, the Mojave is the center of aviation. CNET Road Trip 2012 braved the summer heat to check it out.

By July 28, 2012