This is it for the X-15 series. (Cheer or cry now).
This is the X-15A-2 flight. They took the X-15-2 that McKay made a nice trench in the landing strip and re-built it. A little duct tape and a new coat of paint and it was good as new.
It had what was called an "ablative" coating. It was designed to dissipate heat and burn off first if required. Look at the Saturn rockets. Guess who tested it first.
Mach 6.7. Pete Knight's a God amongst aviation enthusiasts.
Part two is the actual flight. The rest is for enthusiasts.
This flight also had a mock-up of a ramjet prototype. It's incredible how far they were before their time or. how far we are behind because we use the Internet to post videos of people cracking their nuts on a skateboard or watching porn.
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