B.J. Guillot - JSC/NASA X-38 Photos

Johnson Space Center Open House
X-38 Photo Page

August 29, 1998

Almost every employee at JSC couldn't stop talking about the X-38. The Shuttle and Space Station did not seem to excite them as much as their pet project, the X-38. I was told "Be sure to visit building 220" at least a dozen times. It was a pretty slick vehicle. Small, simple, and after it enters the atmosphere, will deploy a huge parasail, making it possible to land almost anywhere on the planet. It doesn't need a runway, and it can also float in water if absolutely necessary.

X-38 V-132 front view

X-38 V-132 close-up of open nose

X-38/ISS docking adapter

X-38 Frame for actual orbital vehicle

Small X-38 model showing the huge parasail