Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr.
Born: 2 July 1928, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 26 July 1958 (Killed in low altitude ejection from F-104)
Group: Man In Space Soonest (25 June 1958)
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. He died before he could make his first X-15 flight. On 7 September 1956, Kincheloe piloted the X-2 to a record 126,200 feet (38,491 m).