X-15 Makes First Flight
 

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X-15 Makes First Flight
(9/17/59) The "X-15 Rocket" Aircraft made its first flight from a B-52 Bomber in 1959. The plane set many speed records, obtaining a top speed of Mach 6. The X-15 was used to test many concepts later used in the space program.