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On This Day, In 1959

Dyna-Soar X-20 and it’s pilots

The US Air Force Aircraft Research and Design Center (ARDC) headquarters issued System Requirement 201, declaring the purpose of the Dyna-Soar vehicle was to determine the military potential of a boost-glide weapon system and provide research data on flight characteristics up to and including global flight. The Air Force disagreed with the position of the Secretary of Defence’s office that Dynasoar be limited to suborbital research flights.

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