First Re-Entry by Mike Machat

First Re-Entry, by Mike Machat

$135.00

On June 29, 1965, 32-year old Air Force Captain Joe H. Engle entered the history books as the youngest ever to qualify as an astronaut. He earned the distinction by flying the third of three X-15s built, to an altitude of 280,600 feet, more than fifty miles above the earth's surface in what officially qualifies as outer space. The X-15 became the most successful research aircraft ever flown, proving the concept of manned, rocket-boosted exo-atmospheric flight, thus paving the way for precision re-entry from space to a pre-determined landing site, a concept used routinely for the Space Shuttle missions.

Signature:

  • Major General Joe H. ENGLE - X-15 test pilot and Space Shuttle astronaut

Aircraft Type:
X-15 & F-104

Overall Print Size: 
27" x 13 ¼"

Edition Size: 
850 Signed and Numbered Prints

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    On June 29, 1965, 32-year old Air Force Captain Joe H. Engle entered the history books as the youngest ever to qualify as an astronaut. He earned the distinction by flying the third of three X-15s built, to an altitude of 280,600 feet, more than fifty miles above the earth's surface in what officially qualifies as outer space. The X-15 became the most successful research aircraft ever flown, proving the concept of manned, rocket-boosted exo-atmospheric flight, thus paving the way for precision re-entry from space to a pre-determined landing site, a concept used routinely for the Space Shuttle missions.

    Signature:

    • Major General Joe H. ENGLE - X-15 test pilot and Space Shuttle astronaut

    Aircraft Type:
    X-15 & F-104

    Overall Print Size: 
    27" x 13 ¼"

    Edition Size: 
    850 Signed and Numbered Prints

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