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William H. Dana

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Nov. 3, 1930
Date of Death: May 6, 2014


William Harvey "Bill" Dana was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force pilot, NASA test pilot, and astronaut. He flew on X-15 Flight 174 and Flight 197, both of which passed 50 miles in altitude.

X-15 | Flight 174

North American Aviation | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Nov. 1, 1966, 9:24 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Flight 174 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1966. Piloted by William H. Dana, it reached an altitude of 93.5 km.

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X-15 | Flight 197

North American Aviation | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Aug. 21, 1968, 5:05 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Flight 197 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1968. Piloted by William H. Dana it reached an altitude of 81.4 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.


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