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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
First Flight: 7/19/1963
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 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 rockets have launched from Air launch to Suborbital flight.

Edwards Air Force Base, Air launch to Suborbital flight

Rocket

North American X-15

Length: 15.47 meters
Diameter: 6.61 meters
First Launch: 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

Country: USA

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