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Space History Photo: 1997 Dryden Research Aircraft Fleet on Ramp

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A collection of research aircraft sitting on the ramp.
(Image: © NASA | Tony Landis.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a collection of NASA's research aircraft sit on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center in July 1997: X-31, F-15 ACTIVE, SR-71, F-106, F-16XL Ship #2, X-38, and X-36.

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