October 24, 1957: US Air Force Begins X-20 Dyna-Soar Spaceplane Program

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A Brief History On October 24, 1957, the US Air Force combined the proposals of 3 companies to develop a rocket powered spaceplane that was to perform multiple military roles, including bombing, reconnaissance, and research.  Plans included a timeline of planning until 1963, first flights conducted as glide tests with powered test flights to follow...
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