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John B. McKay

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Dec. 8, 1922
Date of Death: April 27, 1975


John Barron McKay was an American naval officer, World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles in altitude on Flight 150.

X-15 | Flight 150

North American Aviation |
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Sept. 28, 1965, 6:08 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

Flight 150 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1965. Piloted by John B. McKay it reached an altitude of 90.0 km.

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Administrator: Bill Nelson

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Soyuz STB
Success
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2 x Galileo
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Falcon 9
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Starlink 4-3
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Long March 3
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ChinaSat 1D
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
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43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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Kuaizhou
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1 week, 3 days ago
Shiyan 11
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.