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Navaho G-26 / X-15
Navaho G-26 / X-15 - Navaho G-26 / X-15 Spaceplane

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North American proposed several methods of taking the X-15 spaceplane to higher velocities and altitudes. One of these involved the use of one to three Navaho booster rockets, which could even place the X-15 into orbit. This incremental approach to manned spaceflight was not pursued - the Mercury and X-20 Dynasoar programs were favored instead.


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