Technicians and engineers work on X-15 and X-15 mated with B-52 at Edwards Air Force Base in United States.
United States USA Date:1959, July 16 Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Mating of rocket powered aircraft X-15 with B-52 Stratofortress. X-15 under pylon that is attached to the wing of B-52. X-15 on ground, one man stands halfway up on a step ladder and works on the side of X-15. Another man works on lower side of the X-15. Pylon attached to B-52 wing. Several technicians discuss in a group. Nose of B-52 with 'ARDC' and insignia of 'ARDC' on right side of the nose. X-15 on ground under pylon and engineers and technicians work around it. Three men on work stand work on forward end of pylon. X-15 under pylon and men work on the front part. Forward end of pylon over the X-15 with workmen silhouetted in the shadow of X-15. X-15 on hoist. Two men in front, and two men on work stand. Hoist in air with nose wheel sitting on it. Nose and nose wheel on hoist raised up in the air. Man works on control box and stands off side. Control box in operator's hand. Four support crewmen work on tail gear of X-15. People stand around X-15 and look towards it. Three men stand near the tail and look at the dolly wheels on X-15. A man stands beside the X-15 with hand in inspection panel. Two men stand by the tail of X-15. View of X-15 from bottom. Tail of X-15 after it's mating to B-52. Nose wheel on hoist raised in air, and after being mated to B-52. Space between nose wheel and hoist. Hoist in raised position. Top of hoist in raised position under nose gear. Hoist is lowered, underbelly of X-15. Covered exhaust pipe in the tail. X-15 after being mated with B-52. Jack holds up the wing of B-52. A view of the outboard engine. A man works on X-15 and stands on the wing. Upper part of X-15 tail. Two men in discussion behind the X-15.
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