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X-15 Flight 90



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X-15 in flight
Credit: NASA
Crew: Walker Joseph. First rocketplane to reach space (FAI defintion). Maximum Speed - 5969 kph. Maximum Altitude - 106010 m. Astronaut wings flight. 80 cm diameter balloon dragged on 30 m line to measure air density. Fourth astronaut wings flight (USAF definition).

Maximum Speed - 5969 kph. Maximum Altitude - 106010 m. Astronaut wings flight. 80 cm diameter balloon dragged on 30 m line to measure air density. First X-15 astronaut flight (FAI definition); fourth astronaut wings flight (USAF definition).

First Launch: 1963.07.19.
Last Launch: 1963.07.19.
Duration: 0.0079 days.

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Associated People
  • Walker, Joseph Walker, Joseph Albert (1921-1966) American NACA/NASA test pilot 1945-1966. Flew D-558, X-1, X-3, X-4, and X-5, and into space on X-15 Flights 77, 90, and 91. Killed in 1968 when the F-104 he was flying collided with the XB-70 during a photo opportunity. 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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