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Flight 77

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

Status: Deceased
2/20/1921 - 6/8/1966
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/17/1963
Last Flight: 8/22/1963

Joseph Albert Walker was an American World War II pilot, experimental physicist, NASA test pilot, and astronaut. He was one of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane jointly operated by the Air Force and NASA.

Mission

Flight 77

Type: Test Flight

Flight 77 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. Piloted by Joseph A. Walker it reached an altitude of 82.7 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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