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Test Pilot (NASA)


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  • Lilly Lilly, Howard Clifton 'Tick' (1916-1948) American test pilot. Flew the XS-1; died in a crash of the D-558-1. More...
  • McKay McKay, John Barron (1922-1975) American NASA test pilot, 1952-1971. Flew into space on X-15 Flight 150, but seriously injured in an X-15 crash in 1962. More...
  • Sorlie Sorlie, Donald Milton (1923-) American test pilot, 1962-1973. Flights of the M2-F2. Colonel, USAF Selected as a military astronaut candidate in 1973. Later made flights of the M2-F2 lifting body. Retired on 30 June 1973. More...
  • Jones, Walter Jones, Walter P (1924-1953) American test pilot, flew the D-558-1, D-558-2, X-4, and X-5. Died in crash of the YF-89D prototype interceptor. More...
  • Fulton Fulton, Fitzhugh L (1925-) American test pilot, flew the B-52 launch aircraft for the X-15 and the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for shuttle ALT tests. More...
  • Dana Dana, William Harvey 'Bill' (1930-) American test pilot. Flew on X-15 Flight 174, X-15 Flight 197. More...
  • Manke Manke, John A (1931-) American NASA test pilot 1962-1981. Flew record 42 lifting body rocketplane missions. More...
  • Peterson, Bruce Peterson, Bruce A (1933-2006) American test pilot, 1960-1967. Flew M2 lifting body, assigned to management after injury in a landing accident. More...
  • McMurtry McMurtry, Thomas C (1935-) American test pilot, US Navy and Lockheed 1958-1967. NASA test pilot and administrator at NASA Dryden, 1967-1999. Flew among many other aircraft the X-24 lifting body and 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. More...
  • Hoover Hoover, Herbert H American test pilot. Flew the XS-1 # 2. More...
  • Champine Champine, Robert A American test pilot. Flew the XS-1 # 2. More...
  • Griffith Griffith, John H American test pilot. Flew the XS-1 # 2 and X-4 # 2. More...
  • Love Love, Stanley Glen (1965-) American astronomer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-122. More...
  • Gentry Gentry (-2003) American test pilot. Flew the M2-F2, HL-10, X-24A and M2-F3. More...
  • Butchart Butchart, S P American test pilot, flew D-558-1, D-558-2, X-4, X-5. More...
  • Hoag Hoag, Peter American test pilot. Flew the HL-10. More...
  • Powell Powell, Cecil American test pilot. Flew the X-24A and M2-F3. More...

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