The flight plan for the X-24B was much the same as that of the X-24A. After being carried to about 45,000 feet (13,680 meters) altitude by a B-52, the X-24B was released. Following ignition and burnout of the rocket engine, the piot guided the lifting body to a glide landing. On August 5, 1975, the X-24B made the first landing of a lifting body on a conventional runway. A second landing on the same runway on August 20, 1975, confirmed that the lifting body could safely be landed like normal aircraft.
The X-24B made its thirty-sixth and last flight on November 26, 1975. It was delivered to the Museum in November 1976.
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