This is the 100th Test Flight of Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft, in late October at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Image credit: NASA/Carla Thomas
The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned Boeing X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights — the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights.
Pictured here, Boeing’s X-48C Blended Wing Body research aircraft is silhouetted against the morning sky over Edwards Air Force Base on Oct. 16, 2012.