Aldo Spadoni Art 5

X-20 Dyna-Soar Reentry
The X-20 Dyna-Soar was a USAF program to develop a spaceplane that could be used for a variety of military missions, including aerial reconnaissance, bombing, space rescue, satellite maintenance, and space interception of enemy satellites. This program was conducted by the USAF and Boeing from 1957 through 1963. This scene depicts what an operational X-20 might have looked like during reentry. A version of this artwork is featured as a double page spread in the book, “Spaceships, An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined,” by Ron Miller, published in 2016. A Strategic Air Command version of this artwork is featured in the book by Roy Houchin titled “Dyna-Soar: Its History, Military Missions, and Legacy to the X-37B” published by the ARA Press. This fine art piece was created digitally.