X-15 | Flight 191

X-15 | Flight 191

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Flight 191

X-15 Flight 3-65-97, also known as X-15 Flight 191 was a 1967 flight of the North American X-15. After reaching an altitude of 81.0 km, the aircraft entered a spin and broke apart mid air, killing pilot Michael J. Adams.

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X-15-3


Serial 56-6672

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Destroyed

Landing Time 1967-11-15T18:34:00+0000


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Crew

Michael J. Adams

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1930-05-05

Deceased 1967-11-15

Status Lost In Flight

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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