If you're lucky enough to visit NASA's Dryden flight research center, located next to Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster, CA; you can expect to see a lot of exotic airplanes. This, after all, was the home of the X-1, X-2, X-15, and Space Shuttle landings—among other things.
It's a place where the sky is apt to be full of jet and rocket-powered airplanes in which Aerospace Research Pilots "push the envelope," in the never-ending quest to make airplanes fly higher and faster than ever before... Well, that's part of what's done at Dryden.
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