Description The North American X-15 was a hyper-sonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. 'Pete' Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m), a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), has remained unchallenged as of May 2017.
Ken Chandler, Wickenburg Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement Ken is a Christian, Father, and a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant who served 30.5 years. He loves creating digital artwork for the Christian, Equine, and US Military communities. He also keeps up with computer and networking technologies as part of his extensive military experience evaluating and reporting on emerging technological changes in hardware and software. If you wish to contact him he can be reached at Columella Arts by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.