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Windows 7: The Fastest Manned Aircraft Flight Ever

22 Nov 2014   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
The Fastest Manned Aircraft Flight Ever

It flew at nearly Mach 7, seven times the speed of sound and twice the speed of a rifle bullet. The speed record it set 47 years ago today still stands today.

It flew so high its pilots earned Air Force astronaut wings: 280,500 feet or 53.1 miles above the earth.

It pioneered technologies that were used on the SR-71 Blackbird, the space shuttle and the reusable spacecraft in Richard Branson’s future Virgin Galactic passenger space program.

And it killed test pilots in an era before redundant flight control systems and modern safety protocols for hypersonic flight.

It was the North American X-15. Today is the 47th anniversary of its fastest ever manned, powered flight.

A Guy
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22 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Now THAT was a good interesting read! Thanks Bill .
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23 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

That's about 5250 mph.
Or 7700 feet per second, or 1.4583 miles per second.
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24 Nov 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

When I was a kid, I thought the X-15 was the coolest plane ever. I must have built half a dozen models of it.
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24 Nov 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I built many models as a young person. All but one were cars. That one was the X-15.

Thanks Bill that was a great reminder.
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24 Nov 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Great read Bill.

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