"FIRST RE-ENTRY" by MIKE MACHAT<
Limited Edition of 850: $135
ORIGINAL PAINTING: $10,400
S/N by the Artist & One Pilot/Astronaut
Image Size: 27" x 13.25"
Paper Size: 33.5" x 20.25"
Plane Type: North American X-15
June 29, 1965, 32 year old, Air Force Captain Joe H. Engle enters the history books as the youngest ever to qualify as an astronaut. He earned
that distinction by flying the third of three X-15's built, to an altitude of 280,600 feet, more than fifty miles above the earth's surface in what
officially qualifies as outer space. The X-15 became the most successful research aircraft ever flown, proving the concept of manned, rocket-boosted
exo-atmospheric flight, thus paving the way for precision re-entry from space to a pre-determined landing site, a concept used routinely
for nearly 100 Space Shuttle missions flown since 1981.
Personally autographed by Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle
FIRST RE-ENTRY by MIKE MACHAT (Gen. Joe Engle: X-15: Space)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts