The first successful powered flight of the X-15 Rocket Plane. Contrails at high altitude above, are seen, generated by the X-15 Rocket plane, 56-6671, and three chase planes. Scene shifts to view from a camera vehicle speeding across the Rogers Dry Lake bed towards the X-15 already landed on a runway. The three chase planes breaking away in background. Two Piasecki H-21 helicopters hovering low over the runway as the X-15 is obscured by dust it raised during its landing. The X-15 becomes visible as the dust settles. Officials step from a staff car that just arrived. The X-15 silhouetted with sunlight reflected on its top. Officials approach and surround the cockpit. One climbs upon the aircraft nose and helps open the cockpit canopy. Pilot, Scott Crossfield seen in the cockpit. Fire trucks and Air Force officers arrive. Firefighters direct a stream of cooling liquid at the rocket motors and rear of the X-15. Scott Crossfield, still in the cockpit, converses with officers and officials. Closeup of Crossfield in the cockpit. Technicians begin examining the exterior of the aircraft.
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