United States Air Force
Status: Lost In Flight
5/5/1930 - 11/15/1967
First Flight: 11/15/1967
Last Flight: 11/15/1967
Michael James Adams was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, and USAF astronaut. He flew X-15 Flight 191 to over 50 miles altitude, however the flight ended when the spacecraft broke apart, leading to his death.
Type: Test Flight
X-15 Flight 3-65-97, also known as X-15 Flight 191 was a 1967 flight of the North American X-15. After reaching an altitude of 81.0 km, the aircraft entered a spin and broke apart mid air, killing pilot Michael J. Adams.
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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.