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Flight 62

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Robert M. White

Robert M. White

Status: Deceased
7/6/1924 - 3/17/2010
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/17/1962
Last Flight: 7/17/1962

Robert Michael "Bob" White was an American electrical engineer, test pilot, fighter pilot, and astronaut who was one of twelve pilots that flew in the X-15 experimental spaceplane.

Mission

Flight 62

Type: Test Flight

Flight 62 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1962. Piloted by Robert M. White it reached an altitude of 95.9 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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