FMCF full form

Meaning : First manned captive flight

Category : Aerospace
Sub Category : Missions

What does FMCF mean of stand for ?

FMCF is in conjunction with the space shuttle program of NASA in the 1970s.NASA’s first shuttle called as the “Enterprise” was named after the USS Enterprise of Star Trek.

NASA conducted Captive flights and then free flights.Captive flights are those in which the shuttle is strapped to the back of a Boeing 747 and flown to the upper atmosphere to check various parameters,tests and integrity.Only after these were tests were passed did the free flight tests happen with humans aboard.These manned flights then were taken to orbit.