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X-15 w/ Booster Replica


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The North American X-15, a rocket-powered research aircraft, bridged the gap between manned flight in the atmosphere and space flight. After its initial test flights in 1959, the X-15 became the first winged aircraft to attain hypersonic velocities of Mach 4, 5, and 6 (four to six times the speed of sound) and to operate at altitudes well above 30,500 meters (100,000 feet).The X-15 was designed to explore the problems of flight at very high speeds and altitudes. The X-15 and other research aircraft contributed to the advancement of aerospace technology. Span (in): 8.25 Length (in): 18.75

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