Bell X-15
On October 3, 1967 pilot Pete Knight flew a North American X-15 rocket-powered aircraft 4,519 mph (7,273 km/h) at an altitude of 36.3 miles (58.4 km), thus breaking the record for top speed of a (rocket propelled) manned aircraft.

Bell X-15

On October 3, 1967 pilot Pete Knight flew a North American X-15 rocket-powered aircraft 4,519 mph (7,273 km/h) at an altitude of 36.3 miles (58.4 km), thus breaking the record for top speed of a (rocket propelled) manned aircraft.

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