Collection: NASA Image eXchange Collection
Title: The Helios Prototype flying wing is shown moments after takeoff, beginning its first test flight on
Description: The solar-electric Helios Prototype flying wing is shown moments after takeoff, beginning its first test flight on solar power from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, July 14, 2001. The 18-hour flight was a functional checkout of the aircraft's systems and performance in preparation for an attempt to reach sustained flight at 100,000 feet altitude later this summer.
Credit: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC) [ www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/ ]
Original url: nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ED01-0209-1&orgid=7
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