17.5.10

May 17, 1950 - XS-1 Rocketplane

May 17, 1950 - The XS-1 (an upgraded version of the X-1), with NACA test pilot John H Griffith at the stick, reaches Mach 1.13 at 12810 miles. It's the 35 flight of the rocket plane.

2 comments:

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Ooo ahh I love the big bird with the snub nose!

Space Commander said...

Gotta love those postwar flying machines!

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