North American X-15

The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed

The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed

The X-15 The X-15 experimental space plane was on the cutting edge of hypersonic aerodynamics, and its winged reentry from… Read More

2 months ago

A QUICK LOOK AT THE F-107A ULTRA SABRE, THE CENTURY SERIES FIGHTER THAT NEVER WAS

After seriously considering the production of the F-107A, the USAF instead chose to buy the F-105 Thunderchief The North American… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Neil Armstrong’s X-15 Test Flight that Bounced Off the Atmosphere

Neil Armstrong inadvertently pulled too high an angle of attack during pullout. The X-15 flight path took a bounce in… Read More

3 years ago

The Story of Mike Adams, the only Pilot to lose his life during the X-15 Flight-Test Program

The loads on the airplane built up beyond the structural limits, and the X-15-3 aircraft broke up at approximately 62,000… Read More

5 years ago

THE STORY OF THE X-15 OFFICIAL WORLD RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST SPEED EVER SET BY A MANNED, POWERED AIRCRAFT

While Knight was performing some rudder pulses to get data with the yaw damper off after the burn out, at… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING PHOTO SHOWS X-15 HYPERSONIC ROCKET-POWERED AIRCRAFT UPSIDE DOWN AFTER AN EMERGENCY LANDING

Jack McKay, the X-15 pilot for that flight, retired from NASA because of his injuries, while the aircraft returned to… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S AN INTERESTING PHOTO OF THE FIRST CAPTIVE-CARRY FLIGHT OF THE X-15 HYPERSONIC ROCKET-POWERED AIRCRAFT

The X-15's official world record for the highest speed has remained unchallenged as of March 2017 Taken on Mar. 10, 1959… Read More

7 years ago