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Picture of the Day - Hybrid Wing Body Model

Published by Rob Goldsmith on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:01 am
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NASA’s Glenn Research Center dedicated a model of the hybrid wing body, a futuristic aircraft concept, on July 8, 2009. The center is testing parts of a new propulsion system that can be embedded in the wing of the airplane.

Developed by NASA and Boeing, the plane is called a hybrid wing body because its wings and fuselage blend together in a triangular shape. The concept could revolutionize air travel because of its potential to increase fuel efficiency, while reducing noise and emissions.

 Image Credit: NASA/Bridget Caswell

Image Credit: NASA/Bridget Caswell

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