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X-15 Pilot/Astronaut Maj. Michael Adams 50th Anniversary Memorial Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Maj. Michael Adams, USAF, was an X-15 rocket plane pilot and astronaut, who lost his life on 15 November 1967 during a re-entry accident in X-15 no. 3. To mark the 50th anniversary of the loss of Maj. Adams, several events are planned to honor his life. A monument was created in 2004 at the location of the crash site, and on Saturday, 18 November, at 11:00 am, a new expansion of this monument and memorial site will be unveiled. Following this, at 3:00 pm that afternoon, a special presentation will be made at the Randsburg Opera House, approximately 6 miles from the crash site. The talk is titled “The Life of Pilot and Astronaut Michael Adams.” The presentation will be made by Michelle Evans, author of the book, “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space.”