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Love, Michael


Love, Michael V (1938-1976) American test pilot. Flew on X-24B, killed during a routine chase flight in an F-4 from Edwards AFB, due to a malfunction of the ejection seat.

Status: Deceased.
Born: 1938.09.26.
Died: 1976.03.01.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 12.77 days.

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Love, Michael Chronology


1973 October 4 - .
  • X-24 Flight 33 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 5. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 732 kph. Maximum Altitude - 13720 m. Flight Time - 279 sec..

1974 February 15 - .
  • X-24 Flight 36 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 8. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 724 kph. Maximum Altitude - 13720 m. Flight Time - 307 sec..

1974 April 30 - .
  • X-24 Flight 38 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 10. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 930 kph. Maximum Altitude - 15860 m. Flight Time - 419 sec..

1974 June 14 - .
  • X-24 Flight 40 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 12. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1303 kph. Maximum Altitude - 19970 m. Flight Time - 405 sec..

1974 August 8 - .
  • X-24 Flight 42 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 14. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1644 kph. Maximum Altitude - 22370 m. Flight Time - 395 sec..

1974 October 25 - .
  • X-24 Flight 44 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 16. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Max. speed flight. Maximum Speed - 1873 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21990 m. Flight Time - 417 sec..

1974 December 17 - .
  • X-24 Flight 46 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 18. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1667 kph. Maximum Altitude - 20960 m. Flight Time - 420 sec..

1975 March 20 - .
  • X-24 Flight 48 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 20. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1537 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21450 m. Flight Time - 409 sec..

1975 May 6 - .
  • X-24 Flight 50 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 22. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1541 kph. Maximum Altitude - 22370 m. Flight Time - 448 sec..

1975 June 6 - .
  • X-24 Flight 52 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 24. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1786 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21980 m. Flight Time - 474 sec..

1975 July 15 - .
  • X-24 Flight 54 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 26. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1685 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21180 m. Flight Time - 415 sec..

1975 August 20 - .
  • X-24 Flight 56 - . Crew: Love, Michael. Payload: X-24B flight 28. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-24B. Summary: Maximum Speed - 1625 kph. Maximum Altitude - 21950 m. Flight Time - 420 sec..

1976 March 1 - .
  • Test Pilot Michael V Love dies at age of 37 -- Fatally injured during a routine chase flight in an F-4 due to a malfunction of the ejection seat. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Love, Michael. Summary: American test pilot. Flew on X-24B, killed during a routine chase flight in an F-4 from Edwards AFB, due to a malfunction of the ejection seat..

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