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Flight 174

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

William H. Dana

William H. Dana

Status: Deceased
11/3/1930 - 5/6/2014
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/1/1966
Last Flight: 8/21/1968

William Harvey "Bill" Dana was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force pilot, NASA test pilot, and astronaut.
He flew on X-15 Flight 174 and Flight 197, both of which passed 50 miles in altitude.

Mission

Flight 174

Type: Test Flight

Flight 174 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1966. Piloted by William H. Dana, it reached an altitude of 93.5 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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