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  • That machine was the Paraglider Research Vehicle, known as the Parasev.

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  • He also piloted a unique experimental vehicle called the Parasev.

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  • Flying a Cessna L-19 on June 28, 1962, Armstrong first took off with the Parasev in tow over Rogers Dry Lake and turned so sharply at the edge of the lake that the towline went slack, causing Thompson to crash-land on one of the really small dry lakes east of Rogers.

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  • By this time, Bikle had authorized their Parasev work—in part due to a 1961 NASA objective to develop parawing prototypes as a possible landing system for the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, though safety concerns may well have been a factor.

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  • But wiser heads prevailed and we arrived at a Parasev design that had a little platform slung beneath it.

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  • “I would be leaving FRC for Houston in another week,” Armstrong remembers, but he went on to fly the Parasev on the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth of September.

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  • Although Armstrong had been involved in the Parasev project from the start, he first flew the unusual vehicle on Monday, September 24, five days after he returned from the astronaut announcement in Houston.

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  • Built and rebuilt several times, the Parasev eventually made more than one hundred flights at Edwards.

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  • An experimental glider aircraft based upon the kite-parachute studies by NASA engineer Francis Rogallo. See also Rogallo wing.

    May 2, 2010