Mount Whitney and other peaks of the High Sierra as seen from Mojave Desert. View of Mojave Desert as seen from an elevated position. View of other peaks and ravines adjacent to Mount Whitney and rocks of Alabama Hills (oldest geological formation in the United States). Huge boulders in hill formation in Mojave Desert can be seen.
Northrop Flying Wing N-306 takes trial flight in California. Northrop N-306 takes off from Roselin Dry Lake and Mojave Desert in California. Northrop N-306 in flight.
Northrop N-1M Flying Wing being tested over the Mojave Desert. N-1M takes off and in flight.
Test Pilot Scott Crossfield climbs into cockpit of X-15, as spectators are assembled to witness its first free flight. A NB-52B Stratofortress taxis and takes off with the rocket powered X-15 under its wing. X-15 detaches from the B-52, and drops towards the earth as Crossfield tests its behavior in flight.
View of X-15 nose wheel turning during landing. 'North American Aviation Inc' stenciled on fuselage. The X-15 exhibits an extreme high pitch angle as it comes in for a successful landing on the Rogers Dry Lake Bed in the Mojave Desert.
Story Camp Hanford during the Manhattan Project in World War II. Scenes of Dr. Glenn Seaborg and colleagues: Arthur Wall, Edward McMillan, and Emilio Segre, who generated and isolated Plutonium at University of California in 1941 A sign on a container reads 'First Pure 94 (239) isolated from chain reaction source'. A model of the atomic pile under the stadium at the University of Chicago, where Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, demonstrated controlled nuclear fission, on December 2, 1942. A map shows various sites chosen for Manhattan Engineer's District. Views of desert in Southeast Washington State. The Columbia River, for cooling. Electrical towers for power supply. An aerial view of project buildings in Hanford. Construction workers selected for the project in Hanford. Construction sites. Trailer houses for the workers. An aerial view of the plant ready for operation. Inserted view of Camp Hanford abandoned, in later years.
The high frontier of X-15 in United States. Rocket powered aircraft X-15 is towed and taken out from a hangar. Various symbols on X-15. A sign reads 'North American Aviation Inc'. Models of aircraft from earliest to most recent are shown. B-29 launching Bell X-1 rocket plane on October 14, 1947. View inside cabin of B-29. Airspeed indicator in the X-1 shows Mach 1 plus. View of X-1D rocket plane landing in Mojave desert, July 24, 1951, as nose wheel collapses and the plane sends up plumes of sand as it spins around before coming to rest, facing backwards. Test pilot Jean Ziegler is seen afterwards in the cockpit, breathing a sigh of relief. Jet fighter seen exceeding mach 2 airspeed. Animation of B-52B Stratofortress launching X-15. and its landing on desert.