A 500-pound Model Plane Tests the Next Generation of Aircraft Design

While the design has yet to catch on with civilian air travelers (focus groups hate amphitheater-style seating), Blended Wing Body aircraft hold great promise for military operations. To better study this innovative design without sinking untold extra millions into R&D, NASA built the next best thing—a 1:8.5 scale RC… » 8/09/12 12:00pm 8/09/12 12:00pm