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The X-15 airplane - Lessons learnedThe X-15 rocket research airplane flew to an altitude of 354,000 ft and reached Mach 6.70. In almost 200 flights, this airplane was used to gather aerodynamic-heating, structural loads, stability and control, and atmospheric-reentry data. This paper describes the origins, design, and operation of the X-15 airplane. In addition, lessons learned from the X-15 airplane that are applicable to designing and testing the National Aero-Space Plane are discussed.
Document ID
19930039008
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dana, William H.
(NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Subject Category
General
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-0309
Meeting Information
AIAA, Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit(Reno, NV)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
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