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Walker, Joseph Albert (1921–1966)




Joseph Walker
Chief research pilot at the Flight Research Center who set a world altitude record of 108 km (354,000 ft.) in the X-15 rocket plane on Aug. 22, 1963. He later tested the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV). Walker was killed when his F-104 collided with an XB-70 bomber, with which he was flying in formation.


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