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Albert Scott Crossfield
"Scott"

A Crossfield

Born: 2 October 1921, Berkeley, California, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 19 April 2006 (Small plane crash)

Group: Man In Space Soonest (25 June 1958)

Status: Deceased

 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
X-15 Flight #1 8 June 1959 4 minutes, 57 seconds
X-15 Flight #2 17 September 1959 9 minutes, 11 seconds
X-15 Flight #3 17 October 1959 9 minutes, 38 seconds
X-15 Flight #4 5 November 1959 5 minutes, 28 seconds
X-15 Flight #5 23 January 1960 9 minutes, 55 seconds
X-15 Flight #6 11 February 1960 10 minutes, 16 seconds
X-15 Flight #7 17 February 1960 10 minutes, 36 seconds
X-15 Flight #8 17 March 1960 8 minutes, 40 seconds
X-15 Flight #10 29 March 9 minutes, 10 seconds
X-15 Flight #11 31 March 1960 8 minutes, 56 seconds
X-15 Flight #17 26 May 1960 9 minutes, 50 seconds
X-15 Flight #26 15 November 1960 8 minutes, 28 seconds
X-15 Flight #28 22 November 1960 7 minutes, 32 seconds
X-15 Flight #30 6 December 1960 8 minutes, 7 seconds

Pilot of high speed jets and rocket planes, Crossfield was the first X-15 pilot and made fourteen flights. He also piloted the X-1, D-558 II Skyrocket, X-4, X-5, XF-92A, and the F-100. He became the first pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound in 1953. He never exceeded 80,000 meters in altitude and thus never earned astronaut wings.

 


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