Lockheed F-94C Starfire: Not that Funny.

Lockheed F-94C Starfire: Not that Funny.

At the beginning of the 1950s the 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 through 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.
Besides the human data acquired a comparative study with animals were undertaken. It seems they even removed cat’s vestibular organs during tests. Awful science.

In any case, it’s an alluring photo.

One thought on “Lockheed F-94C Starfire: Not that Funny.

  1. Pingback: Lockheed F-94C Starfire: From the Ground up. | The Dreamy Dodo

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