North American X-15 – North American Aviation Family: meters Length: 15.47 meters Diameter: 6.61 meters Launch Mass: 15195 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: The North American X-15 was manufactured by North American Aviation with the first launch on 1959-06-08. North American X-15 has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 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. Manufacturer North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo command and service module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer. North American Aviation is a entity that was founded in 1928 and is administered by . North American Aviation has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.