SNECMA C.450 Coléoptère (1959) was a VTOL aircraft developed by the French company SNECMA in the 1950s. It was a single-person aircraft with an annular wing designed to take-off and land vertically, therefore requiring no runway and very little space. The sole prototype was destroyed on its ninth flight.
Abrams P-1 Explorer Aircraft model The Abrams P-1 Explorer was American purpose-designed aerial photography and survey aircraft that first flew in November 1937. Wingspan: 12 m Length: 8.08 m Manufacturer: Abrams Air Craft
A History of NASA Rocket Launches in 25 High-Quality Photos
The Sifter has already featured photographs from NASA’s incredible archive (see here, here and here), and we continue that tradition with this series that documents the history of NASA…