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