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Joseph A. Walker

American - (NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Feb. 20, 1921
Date of Death: June 8, 1966


Joseph Albert Walker was an American World War II pilot, experimental physicist, NASA test pilot, and astronaut. He was one of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane jointly operated by the Air Force and NASA.

X-15 | Flight 77

North American Aviation | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Jan. 17, 1963, 4:59 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Flight 77 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. Piloted by Joseph A. Walker it reached an altitude of 82.7 km.

Suborbital
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X-15 | Flight 90

North American Aviation | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
July 19, 1963, 6:20 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Flight 90 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1963. It was the first of two X-15 missions that passed the 100-km high Kármán line.

Suborbital
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X-15 | Flight 91

North American Aviation | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Aug. 22, 1963, 6:05 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

X-15 Flight 91 was a 1963 American crewed mission, and the second and final flight in the program to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight—a flight over 100 km in altitude. It was the highest flight of the X-15 program.

Suborbital
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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.


New Shepard
Success
1 day ago
NS-25
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA

Twenty-fifth flight of New Shepard carrying six passengers.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 15 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-59
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
3 days, 18 hours ago
Kosmos 2576
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Russian military payload of unknown purposes. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 53-56; Zorkiy-2M-4 & 6


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
Starlink Group 8-7
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 6-58
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.