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Bill Dana, NASA Test Pilot Who Helped Usher In Space Age, Dies At 83

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The black sky enveloped NASA test pilot Bill Dana as his X-15 rocket plane stopped climbing at 306,900 feet and began teetering back toward the small brown stretch of Mojave Desert more than 58 miles below. “The horizon appeared as a ring of bright blue around the […]

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