Aircraft Photo of 56-6670 / 66670 | North American X-15A | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #203359
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:56-6670
Alternate Serial:66670
Aircraft Original Type:North American X-15
Aircraft Generic Type:North American X-15
Aircraft Version:North American X-15A
C/n (msn):240-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location
City / Area:Washington / Smithsonian Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:District of Columbia, United States
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian)
 
Photo Date:20 April 2004
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 203359
Photo Comment

The first of the three X-15's - also referred to as the X-15-1. Launched from the B-52 carriers, this rocket-powered research aircraft reached over Mach 5 and 50 miles altitude. The pilots of those particular flights being classified by the Americans as astronauts.

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