United States Air Force
12/8/1922 - 4/27/1975
First Flight: 9/28/1965
Last Flight: 9/28/1965
John Barron McKay was an American naval officer, World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles in altitude on Flight 150.
Type: Test Flight
Flight 150 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1965. Piloted by John B. McKay it reached an altitude of 90.0 km.
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United States Air Force – USAF
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: USAF
- Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
- Founded: 1947
- Country: USA
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.