Supersonic Jet TrainerSince the 1960s, NASA astronauts have trained for the stresses of spaceflight in the high-altitude, two-seater, supersonic T-38 Talon. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the T-38 became the world's first supersonic jet trainer in 1961 when it entered service for the U. S. Air Force. The jet's aerobatic capabilities made it ideal for Air Force pilots to train to fly fighters and bombers, and for NASA astronauts to hone their piloting skills and get accustomed to the G-forces of liftoff and re-entry.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 531776 N 3841064|
|Decimal Degrees||34.71113333, -86.65298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 42.668', W 86° 39.179'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 42' 40.08" N, 86° 39' 10.74" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US|
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