Lockheed F-94C Starfire: Not that Funny.

Lockheed F-94C Starfire: Not that Funny.

At the beginning of the 50’s USAF engaged in various test programs to know the effects of weightlessness on man’s physical and mental performance. An easy way to gather Zero-G data were the parabolic flights: property executed vertical parabola that produced some seconds of weightlessness and sub-gravity. After using T-33’s and F-89’s, their standard asset for zero-G research became the F-94C, which offered a longer parabola due to its better performance and power.
To contrast the human data acquired a comparative study with animals were undertaken.It seems they removed the cat’s vestibular organs… awful science.

In any case, it’s an alluring pic.

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