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When: 05 February 1962

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W. C. Sleeman, Jr. inspecting a model of the paraglider in 300 mph 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel at Langley Research Center. The paraglider, or "Rogallo Wing," was proposed for use in the Gemini Program. It would have allowed Gemini to make precision landings on land, rather than in the water. But the wing suffered a number of problems. The biggest problem was getting it to deploy properly and reliably. The idea was eventually abandoned.

Image # : L-1962-00816
Date: February 5, 1962


Owner: NASA on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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