United States Air Force
Robert A. Rushworth
10/9/1924 - 3/18/1993
First Flight: 6/27/1963
Last Flight: 6/27/1963
Robert Aitken "Bob" Rushworth was an American United States Air Force major general, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War pilot, mechanical and aeronautical engineer, test pilot and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles in altitude on Flight 87.
Type: Test Flight
Flight 87 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. Piloted by Robert A. Rushworth it reached an altitude of 86.7 km.
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Air launch to Suborbital flight
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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.
United States Air Force – USAF
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: USAF
- Country: USA