Bob White X15 Autographed Framed Photograph
SKU ID #104642
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- Dimensions: Photograph - 8"x10" / Frame - 13"x16"
The X15 Bob White photo shows Major-General Robert Michael White (born 1924) who was a military aircraft test pilot and United States Air Force commander, who broke a number of records with the North American X-15 experimental aircraft during the 1960s, and was responsible for the design and development of several modern military aircraft. In February, 1961, White unofficially set a new air speed record when he flew the X-15 at a speed of 2,275 mph (3660 km/h), following the installation of a 57,000 lb (254 kN) thrust XLR-99 engine. In a different war plane photo, White was the first human to fly an aircraft at Mach 4 and later Mach 5 over the next eight months. On 9 November 1961, White flew the X-15 at 4,093 mph (6590 km/h), making him the first pilot to fly a winged craft at six times the speed of sound (Mach 6). On 17 July 1962, Major White flew the X-15 to an altitude of 314,750 ft (59 miles, 96 km). This qualified him for an Astronaut Badge, becoming the first "Winged Astronaut", one of few who have flown into space without a conventional spacecraft. The Bob White military plane color photograph is signed by White, matted and framed in wood under glass. Certificate of authenticity included.
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