Experimental Aircraft 06

OPENING QUESTION: What is the difference between a missile and an airplane?

 

WORK O" THE DAY:

Let's take a look at one of the most innovative eXperimental aircraft ever: the X-15

Grab your forbidden electronic devices and let's do a quick fact check of this video BEFORE we watch it. The video mentions that the X-15 was designed to fly up to 50 miles high at speeds up to mach 6... hmmm

Here it is

If we were able to do those remarkable things in 1956--- what happened in the following 60 years?

Let's discuss