NASA 515

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NASA 515
NASA 515 Boeing B-737-130.jpg
NASA 515 in flight
Role Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight April 6, 1967
Introduction 1974 (NASA use)
Status On display
Primary user NASA
Developed from Boeing 737

NASA 515 is a Boeing 737 heavily modified for NASA use as a continuing research facility.[1] The aircraft was the first 737 built and was used by Boeing to qualify the 737 design.[2] NASA 515 was maintained and flown by Langley Research Center as part of the Terminal Area Productivity (TAP) program.

The aircraft is on public display at the Museum of Flight, near Seattle, Washington.[3]

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  1. ^ "NASA's B-737 Flying Laboratory". NASA. May 1994. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Boeing 737-130". The Museum of Flight. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ Robert Bogash (28 Nov 2003). "FINAL FLIGHT The Trip Home for the Boeing 737 Prototype Airplane". Retrieved 2013-05-02.