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The Record Setter by Mark Karvon

The Record Setter by Mark Karvon (X-15)
The Record Setter by Mark Karvon (X-15)
The Record Setter by Mark Karvon (X-15)
The Record Setter by Mark Karvon (X-15)
The Record Setter by Mark Karvon (X-15)
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The X-15 was designed to explore hypersonic speeds in excess of Mach 6 and altitudes over 300,000 feet. The aircraft was powered by a rocket engine dubbed "the million horsepower engine". There were t...  >Read More
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Prints are signed by the artist

  • Signed Open Edition Giclée Prints....$100
  • 20" x 30"
  • Printed on high quality, acid-free archival matte paper
  • The X-15 was designed to explore hypersonic speeds in excess of Mach 6 and altitudes over 300,000 feet. The aircraft was powered by a rocket engine dubbed "the million horsepower engine". There were three X-15 aircraft built and they were flown from 1959 though 1968.

    On August 22, 1963, flying the number 3 aircraft, pilot Joe Walker set a new altitude record of 354,000 feet. Such altitudes are considered above Earth's atmosphere. For this reason many of the X-15 pilots were awarded astronaut pins. Sadly, Joe Walker lost his life when the F-104 Starfighter he was flying collided with another high performance aircraft, the XB-70 Valkyrie. Both aircraft were lost.

    Note: The a copyright watermark is not present on the actual print.

    Prints are signed by the artist and feature an extra 1" border to allow for matting and framing.
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