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Neil Armstrong in X-15 cockpit with support crew | NASA 
NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong in the cockpit of the X-15 surrounded by support crew.

The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.

The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft, designed to provide data on material and human factors of high-speed, high-altitude flight, made the first manned probes into the lower edges of space. It was built for speeds of up to 4,000 mph and altitudes of 50 miles, but these goals were exceeded on numerous occasions. Several X-15 pilots earned "astronaut" rating by attaining altitudes above 50 miles. The X-15 flight program contributed significantly to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects. 

The X-15 was carried aloft by a B-52 and was released at about 45,000 feet and 500 mph. Its rocket engine then fired for the first 80-120 seconds of flight. The remainder of the 10-11 minute flight was powerless and ended with a 200 mph glide landing on a dry lake bed. 

The first powered X-15 flight was made on Sept. 17. 1959, and 199 flights were made between 1959 and 1968 by the three X-15s that were built.

Image Credit: NASA
Caption Credit: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, carried with him a piece of cloth and wood from the original 1903 Wright Flyer.

Source: http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

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What do your #STEMists wonder about? Great quote from Neil Armstrong:

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Food (and Bacon) on the Moon - It Happened in Space
Meals during the Apollo era were more functional than social, and there was plenty of bacon to go around!

Credit: Produced & Hosted by Amy Teitel

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Food (and Bacon) on the Moon - It Happened in Space
Meals during the Apollo era were more functional than social, and there was plenty of bacon to go around!

Credit: Produced & Hosted by Amy Teitel

+Scientific American 
+Amy Shira Teitel 
+NASA Goddard 
+Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #Space #Moon   #Lunar #Astronaut #Apollo #BACON #Food
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Neil Armstrong next to the X-15 | NASA 
Pilot Neil Armstrong, later the first human to walk on the moon, next to the X-15.

The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.

The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft, designed to provide data on material and human factors of high-speed, high-altitude flight, made the first manned probes into the lower edges of space. It was built for speeds of up to 4,000 mph and altitudes of 50 miles, but these goals were exceeded on numerous occasions. Several X-15 pilots earned "astronaut" rating by attaining altitudes above 50 miles. The X-15 flight program contributed significantly to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects. 

The X-15 was carried aloft by a B-52 and was released at about 45,000 feet and 500 mph. Its rocket engine then fired for the first 80-120 seconds of flight. The remainder of the 10-11 minute flight was powerless and ended with a 200 mph glide landing on a dry lake bed. 

The first powered X-15 flight was made on Sept. 17. 1959, and 199 flights were made between 1959 and 1968 by the three X-15s that were built.

Image Credit: Air Force
Caption Credit: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

+NASA Armstrong 
+NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center 

#NASA #Space #NeilArmstrong #Astronaut #Apollo #X15 #Pilot #Moon #Lunar #Rocket #Plane #Aircraft #Experimental #Supersonic #Mach #Research #Dryden #Hypersonic #Pioneer #Leader
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Neil Armstrong in X-15 Cockpit | NASA 
NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong in the cockpit of the X-15.

The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.

The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft, designed to provide data on material and human factors of high-speed, high-altitude flight, made the first manned probes into the lower edges of space. It was built for speeds of up to 4,000 mph and altitudes of 50 miles, but these goals were exceeded on numerous occasions. Several X-15 pilots earned "astronaut" rating by attaining altitudes above 50 miles. The X-15 flight program contributed significantly to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects. 

The X-15 was carried aloft by a B-52 and was released at about 45,000 feet and 500 mph. Its rocket engine then fired for the first 80-120 seconds of flight. The remainder of the 10-11 minute flight was powerless and ended with a 200 mph glide landing on a dry lake bed. 

The first powered X-15 flight was made on Sept. 17. 1959, and 199 flights were made between 1959 and 1968 by the three X-15s that were built.

+NASA Armstrong 
+NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center 
+Johnson Space Center 

Image Credit: NASA
Caption Credit: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

#NASA #Space #NeilArmstrong #Astronaut #Apollo #X15 #Pilot #Moon #Lunar #Rocket #Plane #Aircraft #Experimental #Supersonic #Mach #Research #Dryden #Hypersonic #Pioneer #Leader
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In 1969, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon thanks to the latest in computing, robotic and space technology. The robotics industry has come a long way since man's first encounter on the moon. We're excited to continue celebrating all of our industry's accomplishments during National Robotics Week!
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I like the action part. Belief without action is just wishing.
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