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Flight 150

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

John B. McKay

John B. McKay

Status: Deceased
12/8/1922 - 4/27/1975
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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.

Mission

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.

Location

Edwards Air Force Base

Air launch to Suborbital flight

77 rockets have launched from Air launch to Suborbital flight.

Edwards Air Force Base, Air launch to Suborbital flight

Rocket

North American X-15 – North American Aviation

Length: 15.47 m
Diameter: 6.61 m
Launch Mass: 15195 T

The North American X-15 was manufactured by North American Aviation with the first launch on 1959-06-08. North American X-15 has 12 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 13 launches. The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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