On this day in history, July 19

Joseph Walker flew to a record altitude of 347,000 feet in a North American X-15 aircraft on July 19, 1963. The flight qualified as a spaceflight, according to official guidelines. (U.S. Military)
Joseph Walker flew to a record altitude of 347,000 feet in a North American X-15 aircraft on July 19, 1963. The flight qualified as a spaceflight, according to official guidelines. (U.S. Military)
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