The larger than life NASA engineer and test pilot Milt Thompson in the office of the extremest Lifting Body aircraft ever tested by NASA during the late 1960s/early 1970s. Thompson was heavily envolved in the whole concept from the very beginning. In fact, he became the first person to fly a lifting body, the lightweight NASA M2-F1, and later he made the first five flights of the all-metal M2-F2.
Milt Thompson ready from some action. He wears the usual pretty neat TOPTEX flight helmet and a MS22001 oxygen mask. NASA has always been a very clean outfit.