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Joseph Albert Walker
Birth: Feb. 20, 1921
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1966
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Joseph A. Walker was a Chief Research Pilot at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center during the mid-1960s. He joined NACA in March 1945, and served as project pilot at the Edwards flight research facility on such pioneering research projects as the X-15. He also flew programs involving the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, and the B-47. Walker made the first NASA X-15 flight on March 25, 1960. He flew the research aircraft 24 times and achieved its highest altitude. He attained a speed of 4,104 mph (Mach 5.92) during a flight on June 27, 1962, and reached an altitude of 354,200 feet (67.08 miles) on August 22, 1963 (his last X-15 flight). This was one of three flights by Walker that achieved altitudes over 50 miles. Walker was killed on June 8, 1966, when his F-104 collided with the XB-70. The purpose of the mission was to take photographs for a corporate brochure for General Electric and their impressive XB-70 plane. 
Joshua Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Reverie,Lot 34 Space A
Created by: Joe Walker
Record added: May 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10922729
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