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X-15 Pilots - Robert White - Joseph Walker - UFO Sightings

Post  AstroCamel on Thu May 26, 2011 6:21 am

X-15 Spaceplane Pilots Encountered UFO's

Robert White

North American X-15 Rocket-Powered Aircraft


http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/about/Organizations/Technology/Facts/TF-2004-16-DFRC.html

X-15 with test Pilot, Major Robert M. White



On July 17, 1962, Major Robert White flew the X-15 to an altitude of 314,750 feet, or 59 miles, becoming the first "winged astronaut." He was the first to fly at Mach 4, Mach 5 and Mach 6; he was the first to fly a winged vehicle into space. After a career of 'firsts' White died on March 17, 2010.

White was one of the initial pilots selected for the X-15 program, representing the Air Force in the joint program with NASA, the Navy, and North American Aviation. Between April 13, 1960, and Dec. 14, 1962, he made 16 flights in the rocket-powered aircraft.

His July 17, 1962, flight to an altitude of 314,750 feet set a world record. This was 59.6 miles, significantly higher than the 50 miles the Air Force accepted as the beginning of space, qualifying White for astronaut wings. The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft were built by North American Aviation and developed to provide in-flight information and data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls and the physiological aspects of high-speed, high-altitude flight.

A follow-on program used the aircraft as testbeds to carry various scientific experiments beyond the Earth's atmosphere on a repeated basis. Information gained from the highly successful X-15 program contributed to the development of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo manned spaceflight programs, and also the space shuttle program. The X-15s made a total of 199 flights and the first aircraft X-15-1, serial number 56-6670, is now located at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

According to an article by Al Hallonquist, White's achievements as an X-15 pilot "allowed him to become the fifth American to attain astronaut wings and only the second Air Force pilot to do this."

source - http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/robert-white.html



A quote from Major Bob White, the first man to earn his astronaut wings flying the X-15 rocket plane. This is from a LIFE Magazine article from August of 1962. As Major White hit the apogee of his flight (over 280,000 feet), he saw some things outside the window. The title of the article is one of his quotes he made over the radio during his flight - "There are things out there - absolutely!" After the flight, here is how he described the sighting that he had at the top of his climb.



"I have no idea what the objects were that I saw up there. I noticed a couple of particles first. They were very small, flaky objects. I thought they might be residue from the peroxide fuel that the engine burns. Then, I looked out the left window and saw what looked like a piece of paper about the size of my hand. It was about 30 or 40 feet away. It was grayish white, and I looked at it for a full five seconds before it moved away and I left it. I still dont know what it was."



Life Magazine - August 3rd, 1962


source - http://books.google.ca/books?id=JU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA54#v=twopage&q&f=false


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Images of UFO's taken by Robert White







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Re: X-15 Pilots - Robert White - Joseph Walker - UFO Sightings

Post  AstroCamel on Thu May 26, 2011 6:26 am

X-15 Spaceplane Pilots Encountered UFO's

Joseph Walker NASA X15 Pilot




http://www.aztecdoug.com/images/X-15%20with%20Walker.jpg

http://www.astronautix.com/astros/waloseph.htm



Joseph A. Walker was a Chief Research Pilot at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center during the mid-1960s. He joined the NACA in March 1945, and served as project pilot at the Edwards flight research facility on such pioneering research projects as the D-558-1, D-558-2, X-1, X-3, X-4, X-5, and the X-15. He also flew programs involving the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, and the B-47.

Walker made the first NASA X-15 flight on March 25, 1960. He flew the research aircraft 24 times and achieved its fastest speed and highest altitude. He attained a speed of 4,104 mph (Mach 5.92) during a flight on June 27, 1962, and reached an altitude of 354,300 feet on August 22, 1963 (his last X-15 flight).

He was the first man to pilot the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) that was used to develop piloting and operational techniques for lunar landings.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/Biographies/Pilots/bd-dfrc-p019.html


On May 11, 1962 NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that one of his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 flights. He had filmed five or six UFOs during his record breaking fifty-mile-high flight in April, 1962. It was the second time he had filmed UFOs in flight. During a lecture at the Second National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle, Washington he said:

"I don't feel like speculating about them. All I know is what appeared on the film which was developed after the flight."



To date none of those films has been released to the public for viewing.

National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/53018




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Post  AstroCamel on Thu May 26, 2011 6:28 am


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