Inflatable Wings Given A Flutter SpaceDaily

A deployable, inflatable wing technology demonstrator experiment has flown at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. The inflatable wing project represents a basic flight research effort by Dryden personnel. Recalling Hugh Dryden’s vision for the purpose of flight research, Jeff Bauer, manager of Dryden’s inflatable aircraft project, noted “With these tests we have put some reality behind the many imagined applications for inflatable winged aircraft.”