NASA Test Pilot Robert M. White Winging Towards Heaven at Mach 6

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Retired Air Force major-general Robert M. White, the first human to break Mach 6 and the test pilot who took the X-15 into space, has died at 85. The LA Times remembers him.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Must've been extremely awesome to drop off the B-52's wing mount and rocket off in that thing. RIP.