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Flight 91

X-15

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

  • Birthday: 02/20/1921
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/17/1963
  • Last Flight: 08/22/1963

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 91

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

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

Edwards Air Force Base has witnessed the launch of 13 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Air launch to Suborbital flight, has been the site for 85 rocket launches.

Edwards Air Force Base

Rocket


North American Aviation North American X-15

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.

North American X-15

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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