Airmen successfully performed a fit check of the X-51A experimental hypersonic flight test vehicle on its B-52 host launch platform at Edwards AFB, Calif., July 17, 2009. This exercise was one of the many activities underway in preparation for the X-51’s inaugural powered flight test that is currently scheduled for Dec. 2, 2009. Here, SSgt. Jonathan Young of Edwards’ 412th Maintenance Group prepares to upload the X-51A on the B-52.
Air Force photo by Chad Bellay
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