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In 1960, twenty years before the Space Shuttle, NASA launched another manned, airplane-shaped spacecraft to the fringes of space. Neil Armstrong was one of its pilots.
In 1959, U.S. astronauts piloted an airplane-shaped rocket ship into space, and then flew nearly 200 missions, twenty years before the first Space Shuttle ever left the ground.