Rocket Thrusters on X-15

Close-up of rocket thrusters of the X-15
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The X-15 required conventional aerodynamic control surfaces to operate within the atmosphere and special "thruster" reaction control rockets located in the nose and wings of the aircraft to enable the pilot to maintain control when flying on the fringes of space.




Eric Long

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