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#OTD 6 Jun 1959 at Edwards - The first ground test of Thiokol’s XLR-99 liquid fueled rocket engine for the X-15 took place at the Static Test Stand.  Delivering 50,000 lbs of thrust at ground level, it was the most powerful and complex throttleable rocket propulsion system in the world.


Thiokol’s XLR-99 liquid fueled rocket engine

(Edwards History Office photo)

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