X-15 Rocket Plane Sets World Speed Record

October 3, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

  Technology that Shapes Our Lives October 3, 1967 On October 3, 1967, U.S. Air Force pilot Pete Knight flew the S-15 Rocket Plane to a world speed record for a winged aircraft of Mach 6.7, which is 4,520 mph.  This was the fastest recorded flight of the X-15 Rocket Plane and is over 1.3..

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