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Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr.

Iven Kincheloe

Born: 2 July 1928, Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 26 July 1958 (Killed in low altitude ejection from F-104)

Group: Man In Space Soonest (25 June 1958)

Group2: X-15 Pilots 1 ( 1957)

Status: Deceased

  BS (Aeronautical Engineering), Purdue University, 1949
  British Empire Test Pilot School, 1954

Kincheloe was the original USAF project pilot for the X-15. He placed well ahead of his contemporaries in training for the X-15. Some space officials considered him to have a lock on being the first man on the moon, although his height (6' 1") may have prevented him from getting into the Apollo program. On 7 September 1956, Kincheloe piloted the X-2 to a record 126,200 feet (38,491 m).


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