NASA hopes to make the first flight of the reconfigured Boeing X-48C hybrid wing body demonstrator this week, possibly on Aug. 3. Fayette Collier, NASA environmentally responsible aviation project manager, says flight testing is imminent. The X-48C is a heavily modified, twin-engine version of the baseline three-engine X-48B, and has been rebuilt to evaluate the handling characteristics of a low-noise design. The upcoming tests mark the final phase of a long-running flight test ...

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