Label for the Hydrogen Release Vent on the North American X-15

North American X-15 (A19690360000)
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The North American X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft bridged the gap between manned flight within the atmosphere and manned flight beyond the atmosphere into space. After completing its initial test flights in 1959, the X-15 became the first winged aircraft to attain velocities of Mach 4, 5, and 6. Highlighted in this image is Label for the Hydrogen Release Vent on the North American x-15.

Created:

03/07/2018

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

NASM2018-10045

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National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution

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Public Domain

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