Tribute To Maj. Pete Knight / The X-15 Reaching Mach 6.72

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The X-15 project, was one of the most amazing aerospace projects of all time! The technology of the 1960’s, helped to push a select number of pilots, “Astronauts”, to the edge of space! One of the pilots, was Maj. Pete Knight, who reached a maximum speed of Mach 6.72 ( 4,520 mph)…. a record that is still unbroken, today!

Here I go back to the Dr.Sky time capsule as I was fortunate to have been able to interview Maj. Knight, back in 2003, a year before he passed away.

Maj. Knight, was also one of the few selected to be a test pilot on the military style pre shuttle…the X-20 Dyna-Soar.

I was fortunate to have a rare interview with Maj. Knight in 2002, a few years before he passed away!

 

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Knight

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/03files/SA_William_Knight.html

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/x-15-walkaround-22512890/?no-ist

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/03files/DYNASOAR.html
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