Flight 91

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 91

Type: Test Flight

X-15 Flight 91 was a 1963 American crewed mission, and the second and final flight in the program to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight—a flight over 100 km in altitude. It was the highest flight of the X-15 program.

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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