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William J. Knight

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Nov. 18, 1929
Date of Death: May 7, 2004


William John "Pete" Knight was an American aeronautical engineer, politician, Vietnam War combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles altitude on Flight 190.

X-15 | Flight 190

North American Aviation | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Oct. 17, 1967, 5:40 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Flight 190 of the North American X-15 was a test flight conducted by NASA and the US Air Force in 1967. Piloted by William J. Knight it reached an altitude of 85.5 km.

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