The X-38 was a prototype for a Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) for the International Space Station. The X-38 could have been reworked into a real manned CRV after its unmanned orbital test flight.
The partially (ca. 80%) completed space craft was put into storage in January 2003, after the X-38 program has been put on hold.
|Type / Application:||Crew Return Vehicle prototype|
|Contractors:||?, Aerojet (DPS)|
|Configuration:||Lifting body + DPS|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|X-38 F1 (X-38 V-201 F1)||-||cancelled||CCK LC-39||Shuttle||with ?|