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DaveTrojan

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The Tragic Tale Of How NASA's X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone's Backyard
its a wreck now...

http://thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26546/the-tragic-tale-of-how-nasas-x-34-space-planes-ended-up-rotting-in-someones-backyard
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The X-34 arrived with great fanfare.  I was there for the rollout.  Then it fizzled.

Sadly, after only a few captive-carry tests, the project fell victim to budget cuts and changing space policy. The X-34 never made any free flights or achieved any of the planned milestones.

After it was cancelled, both the Air Force and NASA treated the X-34 vehicles like the proverbial red-headed stepchild. They were moved from hangar to hangar, and eventually to a series of outdoor storage locations.  By the time someone thought to study the possibility of making them flyable, the two surviving airframes had been subjected to considerable damage from the elements and wildlife.

I can see from the most recent pictures that they have suffered even more in the move to their current resting place. It looks as if they may not be salvageable.


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I think they could still be a learning project for a tech school or some other STEM program. 

To All,
If you have a good use for the X-34's lets hear it, even if it is a crazy idea.

I'm thinking the could be modified for a speed record on the salt flats...
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