Details of the undercarriage of the North American X-15

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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 are details of the undercarriage of the North American X-15.

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03/07/2018 3:08

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Eric Long

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A19690360000-NASM2018-10047

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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