NASA: Top 5 Space Exploration Disasters

spaceWe’ve been reaching for the heavens since the dawn of man and space pioneers have paid the ultimate price.

Number Five: 1967 Michael Adams earned his pilot wings at Webb Air Force base in Texas and posthumously earned his astronaut wings after his X-15 rocket plane disintegrated during reentry and crashed into the California desert.

His flight passed an altitude of 50 miles—the U.S. definition of space.

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