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.
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