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Michael J. Adams

American - ( NASA)

Lost In Flight

Date of Birth: May 5, 1930
Date of Death: Nov. 15, 1967


Michael James Adams was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, and USAF astronaut. He flew X-15 Flight 191 to over 50 miles altitude, however the flight ended when the spacecraft broke apart, leading to his death.

X-15 | Flight 191

North American Aviation | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Nov. 15, 1967, 6:30 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Test Flight

X-15 Flight 3-65-97, also known as X-15 Flight 191 was a 1967 flight of the North American X-15. After reaching an altitude of 81.0 km, the aircraft entered a spin and broke apart mid air, killing pilot Michael J. Adams.

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