X-15

When the X-15 smashed 350,000ft

It was an aircraft capable of Mach 6.7, and would expand humankind’s reach of the universe by proving that we could fly at unthinkable altitudes. On August 22, 1963, the X-15 reached the unthinkable – and then kept going… 

Aviation records that are still incredible

When Wilbur Wright reached a speed of 37mph back in 1905, little did he know what he’d started. Since then, humankind has pushed the limits of bravery, engineering and physics to go faster, higher and further.