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X-15 Flight 191



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X-15 in flight
Credit: NASA
Crew: Adams. Fatal accident, aircraft destroyed. After reaching peak altitude, entered spin at Mach 5. Entered dive at 30,000 m, began high frequency pitch oscillations, disintegrated when these reached 15 Gs.Maximum Speed - 5744 kph. Maximum Altitude - 81080 m.

Fatal accident, aircraft destroyed. After reaching peak altitude, entered spin at Mach 5. Entered dive at 30,000 m, began high frequency pitch oscillations, disintegrated when these reached 15 Gs.Maximum Speed - 5744 kph. Maximum Altitude - 81080 m.

First Launch: 1967.11.15.
Last Launch: 1967.11.15.
Duration: 0.0034 days.

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Associated People
  • Adams Adams, Michael James 'Mike' (1930-1967) American test pilot astronaut. Died in crash of X-15 Flight 191 when spacecraft went out of control during reentry. More...

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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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