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Scottcrossfield


8022
1990 VD7
Discovered by 10.11.1990 by Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 78269 (7.02.2012)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=8022;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Test pilot Albert Scott Crossfield (1921-2006) was the first X-15 pilot and made a total of 14 flights. In 1953 Crossfield was the first pilot to exceed Mach 2 in the D-558-II Skyrocket. While an NACA research pilot, he made a total of 87 flights in the rocket-powered X-1 and D-558-II research aircraft.