The North American X-15 is a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft. It was 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 X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15’s highest speed, 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h; 2,021 m/s), was achieved on 3 October 1967, when William J. Knight flew at Mach 6.7 at an altitude of 102,100 feet (31,120 m), or 19.34 miles. This set the official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a crewed, powered aircraft, which remains unbroken

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NASA 66672 X-15 Model
NASA 66672 X-15 Model

NASA 66672 X-15 Model Fly the fastest aircraft ever in this handcrafted Mahogany model. 18 inches Made from Mahogany Handpainted The North American X-15 is a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft. It was operated by the United States Air Force and the … Read More

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