Flight 90

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

Pilot

Status: Deceased
2/20/1921 - 6/8/1966
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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 90

Type: Test Flight

Flight 90 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. It was the first of two X-15 missions that passed the 100-km high Kármán line.

Location

Edwards Air Force Base

Air launch to Suborbital flight

2 launches have been at this location.

Edwards Air Force Base, Air launch to Suborbital flight

Rocket

North American X-15

Length: 15.47 meters
Diameter: 6.61 meters
First Launched: June 8, 1959

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.

The North American X-15 rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 2 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF
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Country: USA

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