Major Robert W. Smith, Rocket Powered Lockheed NF-104A, 1962

USAF Major Robert W. Smith zoomed the rocket-powered Lockheed NF-104A to an unofficial record altitude of 120,800 feet.  This mark still stands as the highest altitude ever achieved by a United States aircraft from a runway take-off.

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