X-15 | Flight 87

X-15 | Flight 87

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Flight 87

Flight 87 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. Piloted by Robert A. Rushworth it reached an altitude of 86.7 km.

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X-15-3


Serial 56-6672

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Destroyed

Landing Time 1963-06-27T18:06:00+0000


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Crew

Robert A. Rushworth

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1924-10-09

Deceased 1993-03-18

Status Deceased

Type Unknown


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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Programs

X-15

Experimental hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft.

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