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Reed's fascination with using model airplanes for flight research led to NASA's remotely piloted research vehicle program, in which the pilot on the ground sat in a cockpit containing all the instruments and sensors of an airplane.
Although he worked on numerous aeronautical research programs during his almost 52-year career at NASA Dryden, Reed is best known for his major contributions to aeronautical research in the initiation and development of the Lifting Body and Remotely Piloted Research Vehicle (RPRV) programs.
He also initiated the Remotely Piloted Research Vehicle concept by utilizing experienced research pilots ``fully in-the-loop'' to conduct flight tests of large-scale models of fighter aircraft.