Fastest Things Known To Man
Fastest Manned Plane
The North American X-15 was a part of the X-series of aircraft produced for the US Air Force in the 1950s. It currently holds the record for fastest speed achieved by a manned, rocketpowered aircraft at 4,519 mph (7,273 km/h). Not only did they go fast though, they also went high. So high in fact that several of the pilots were later awarded astranaut wings by NASA.