X-15 | Flight 90

X-15 | Flight 90

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Flight 90

Flight 90 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. It was the first of two X-15 missions that passed the 100-km high Kármán line.

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X-15-3


Serial 56-6672

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Destroyed

Landing Time 1963-07-19T18:31:29+0000


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Crew

Joseph A. Walker

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1921-02-20

Deceased 1966-06-08

Status Deceased

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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Programs

X-15

Experimental hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft.

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