X-15 | Flight 153

X-15 | Flight 153

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Flight 153

Flight 153 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1965. Piloted by Joe H. Engle it reached an altitude of 81.1 km.

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X-15-1


Serial 56-6670

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Retired

Landing Time 1965-10-14T20:56:00+0000


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Crew

Joe Engle

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1932-08-26

Status Retired

Type Government


North American X-15


Height 15.47 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 286 kN

Diameter 6.61 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 15195 Tonnes


Launch Success 12

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 1959-06-08

Launch Failures 1


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X-15

Experimental hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft.

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