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alanh_7
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posted 09-11-2009 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read a footnote in the book "Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15" that Jackie Cochran had applied for permission to the fly the X-15.

Can anyone tell me if she actually did apply or if it was just an idea and no action was ever taken?

I have my doubts the Air Force and NASA would ever have allowed it. But if anyone could have pulled off getting permission, it would have been Jackie Cochran.

machbusterman
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posted 09-16-2009 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I can recall, Jackie lobbied to get a flight in the X-15 and took it to the AF top brass but was let down gently.

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