"This is a tremendous honor for everyone involved in the DC-X/DC-XA team," said Warren Boley, Aerojet Rocketdyne president. "It was the result of a team effort that included industry, government, consultants, individual supporters and support groups from around the world. It required imagination, achievement and dedication to further advance knowledge of the universe, and the ability to explore and develop space."
The Delta Clipper was designed to verify vertical takeoff and landing, validate airplane-like supportability and maintainability, and demonstrate reusability, subsonic maneuverability and the rapid prototyping development approach. The vehicle flew a total of 12 flights — eight under the McDonnell Douglas test program and four under the auspices of
The DC-X/DC-XA team was the first group ever inducted into the ISHF. The induction ceremony occurred on
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets.