Airplane NASA USAF North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft

Airplane NASA USAF North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft

Airplane NASA USAF North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft

Airplane NASA USAF Experimental North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft. The North American X-15 rocket-powered aircraft/spaceplane was part of the X-series of experimental aircraft, initiated with the Bell X-1, that were made for the USAAF/USAF, NACA/NASA, and the USN.

The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the early 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. As of 2012, it holds the official world record for the fastest speed ever reached by a manned rocket-powered aircraft. During the X-15 program, 13 different flights by eight pilots met the USAF spaceflight criteria by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km) thus qualifying the pilots for astronaut status. The USAF pilots qualified for USAF astronaut wings, while the civilian pilots were later awarded NASA astronaut wings. Of all the X-15 missions, two flights (by the same pilot) qualified as space flights per the international (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) definition of a spaceflight by exceeding 100 kilometers (62.1 mi, 328,084 ft) in altitude. The item "Airplane NASA USAF North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft" is in sale since Monday, January 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Astronauts & Space Travel\Exploration Missions\Space Shuttles". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras.


Airplane NASA USAF North American X-15 Wood 18.75 Model Aircraft