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Nevada Appeal at 150: Jan. 26, 1955: First ‘zero length’ launching success

Blasting into a new era in combat aviation, this jet fighter becomes the first piloted plane to become airborne from ‘zero length’ launcher, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The platform is mounted on a truck which can launch jets without need of conventional air strips.

Jan. 26, 1955: First ‘zero length’ launching success

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.