Who holds the record for traveling the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle?
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969. The Lunar Module (LM) came to within 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) of the lunar surface, the point where the powered descent to the lunar surface would begin. Its success enabled the first landing to be attempted on Apollo 11 in July, 1969.
According to the 2016 Guinness World Records, Apollo 10 set the record for the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle at 39,897 km/h (11.08 km/s or 24,791 mph) during the return from the Moon on May 26, 1969.
ThrustSSC, Thrust SSC, or Thrust supersonic car, is a British jet-propelled car achieving a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) driven by Royal Air Force fighter pilot Wing Commander Andy Green.
The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force. It could reach a top speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72. Piloted by William 'Pete' Knight.
Felix Baumgartner He is best known for his participation in the Red Bull Stratos project, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on October 14, 2012. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25,