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

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h). »12/26/14 7:30am12/26/14 7:30am


Space Wedding Doesn't Include 62.1-Mile High Club Membership

Soon, all those silly individuals who like to marry underwater, on top of mountains, jumping off planes, or even in church, will have another way to get into this futile and utterly-frustrating experience that some people like to call "marriage," but that I would like to call The China Syndrome. Space will now be the… »6/19/08 8:45am6/19/08 8:45am