Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Apogee Newsletter #206

Newsletter #206 hit my inbox this evening. The main article is a how-to on building a gliding parachute. But, what really caught my eye was the awesome cover photo of an X15 in flight. This lead me to NASA Dryden's X-15 photo page, where I found the raw photo (attached below). All the photos are packed with historical data. Rather than paraphrase any, I'll merely copy the attached keywords:
X-15; ship #3; rocket powered research aircraft; North American Aviation; high-speed & high-altitude flight; B-52 air launch; 4520 mph; Mach 6.70; 354200 ft (altitude); 67 miles (altitude); Delamar Lake