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X-15 Flight 87



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X-15 in flight
Credit: NASA
Crew: Rushworth. Maximum Speed - 5511 kph. Maximum Altitude - 86870 m. Third astronaut wings flight (USAF definition).

Maximum Speed - 5511 kph. Maximum Altitude - 86870 m. Third astronaut wings flight (USAF definition).

First Launch: 1963.06.27.
Last Launch: 1963.06.27.
Duration: 0.0073 days.

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Associated People
  • Rushworth Rushworth, Robert Aitken (1924-1993) American test pilot. Selected as X-15 pilot in 1958, he made the most X-15 flights and obtained astronaut wings on X-15 Flight 87. Flew 187 combat missions in Vietnam. More...

See also
Associated Programs
  • X-15 X-15 rocket-powered manned aircraft project set records for altitude and speed, and reached the edge of space. More...

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