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NASA test pilot Joe Walker beside a North American X-15 after a 169,000-foot altitude flight on March 30, 1961. | Photo credit: NASA

NASA test pilot Joe Walker beside a North American after a altitude flight on March

Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal stands in front of a U-2 Feb. 9, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Tengesdal is the only black female U-2 pilot in history.  - #Female #Pilots #U2

Merryl Tengesdal stands in front of a Feb. at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Tengesdal is the only black female pilot in history.

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned aircraft ever made

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned rocket plane ever

North American NASA USAF Experimental Jet Aircraft being serviced

Catawiki Online-Auktionshaus: Original signed Photo by William John "Pete" Knight US Test Pilot and Astronaut shwoing him in front of its  X-15A-2 plane on the day of its world record flight

Catawiki Online-Auktionshaus: Original signed Photo by William John "Pete" Knight US Test Pilot and Astronaut shwoing him in front of its plane on the day of its world record flight

Space shuttle orbiter "Atlantis" glides back to Earth. She is heading for the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA-KSC and the conclusion of STS-129. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

Space shuttle orbiter "Atlantis" glides back to Earth. She is heading for the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA-KSC and the conclusion of STS-129. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

NASA Test Pilot Joe Engle w/ X-15

Buy the NASA Test Pilot Joe Engle w/ Photo Print for sale at The McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive.

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