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Forrest Silas Peterson

Born: 16 May 1922, Holdrege, Nebraska, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 8 December 1990 (Natural causes)

Status: Deceased


 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
X-15 Flight #22 23 September 1960 7 minutes, 40 seconds
X-15 Flight #23 20 October 1960 9 minutes, 26 seconds
X-15 Flight #39 10 August 1961 9 minutes, 24 seconds
X-15 Flight #41 28 September 1961 8 minutes, 42 seconds
X-15 Flight #47 10 January 1962 3 minutes, 46 seconds

Peterson was the only U.S. Navy pilot to fly the X-15. He never exceeded 80,000 meters in altitude and therefore never earned astronaut wings.

 


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