SPEED RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1961


Robert Michael "Bob" White  (July 6, 1924 – March 17, 2010)

Major Robert White flew the X-15 at 4,093 mph, making him the first pilot to fly
a winged craft at six times the speed of sound (Mach 6). The Air Force Chief
of Staff General Curtis E. LeMay awarded White a new rating as a Command
Pilot Astronaut.

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