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Flight 190

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

William J. Knight

William J. Knight

Status: Deceased
11/18/1929 - 5/7/2004
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/17/1967
Last Flight: 10/17/1967

William John "Pete" Knight was an American aeronautical engineer, politician, Vietnam War combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles altitude on Flight 190.

Mission

Flight 190

Type: Test Flight

Flight 190 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1967. Piloted by William J. Knight it reached an altitude of 85.5 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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