Flight 191

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Edwards Air Force Base Air launch to Suborbital 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.

North American X-15

Family:
Configuration:

The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    15.47 m
  • Diameter
    6.61 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    15195 T
  • Thrust
    286 kN
Family
  • Name
    North American X-15
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    North American X-15
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

X-15-3


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 1 Crew Capacity: 1
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: 56-6672

Third X-15 experimental rocket plane. Destroyed during flight 191.

North American X-15 Details

Crew


Michael J. Adams

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Lost In Flight

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

North American Aviation

Circle Image
Founded: 1928 Successes: 15 Failures: 6 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo command and service module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.

WIKI

Air launch to Suborbital flight

Edwards Air Force Base


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
3 hours, 17 minutes ago
Kosmos 2556 (Bars-M No. 3)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Bars-M is the second incarnation of the Bars project, which was started in the mid 1990ies to develop a successor for the Komtea class of area survei…


Falcon 9
Success
1 day ago
Starlink Group 4-18
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 14 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-15
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 13 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-13
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Hyperbola-1
Failure
6 days, 4 hours ago
Jilin-1 Mofang-01A(R)
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

New generation experimental Earth imaging satellite for the Jilin-1 constellation. NOTE: Payload identity unconfirmed.


Long March 7
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Tianzhou-4
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Third cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 4-17
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks ago
Jilin-1 Wideband-01C & High Resolution 03D-27 to 33
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Electron
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
There and Back Again
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Commercial rideshare mission including payloads for Alba Orbital, Astrix Astronautics, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, E-Space, Spaceflight Inc, Swar…


Long March 11
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D-04 to 07 & 04A
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.