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Encyclopedia > Joseph Walker

Joseph Walker or Joe Walker can refer to more than one person of note, including:


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Joseph A. Walker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (238 words)
Joseph Albert Walker (20 February 1921 - 8 June 1966) was an American military test pilot; in 1963, he made two X-15 flights past the 100 kilometer edge of space, the only spaceplane flights past that threshold made until SpaceShipOne in 2004.
In 1960, he made the first test flight of the X-15 aircraft; Walker would go on to fly the X-15 24 times, including the only two flights of the X-15 to exceed 100 kilometers in altitude, Flight 90 (19 July 1963; 106 km) and Flight 91 (22 August 1963; 108 km).
One of the first Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Walker was killed on June 8, 1966, in a collision between his F-104 chase plane and an XB-70.
Colonel Joseph Walker (1011 words)
The father was a son of Colonel John Walker, a native of Virginia, and the mother the daughter of John Cannon (sister of Hon.
Colonel Walker was elected by the people of Spartanburg and the soldiers in the army from said county eligible to vote a representative to the State Legislature from 1864 to '66, and whatever service he rendered in that body was in the winter season when the armies were inactive and in winter quarters.
Joseph Walker enlisted as a Captain in the 5 Regt.
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