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Space History Photo: XV-8A Fleep Prototype

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An image of a flexible wing aircraft prototype known as a Fleep. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a full scale of XV-8A Fleep prototype, a flexible wing aircraft built by Ryan, was flown in the Full Scale Tunnel.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the U.S. government agency in charge of the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.