Major Robert White interviewed, X-15 in flight shows various mach numbers and X-15 lands on dry lake bed in United States.
United States USA Date:1961, September 15 Duration:2 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
Engine control unit of the speed indicator shows Mach 1.7. Onboard X-15 looks back over the tail surfaces of the aircraft and contrails following the aircraft. X-15 in flight to the right just ahead of camera plane and contrails. Speed indicator shows Mach 2.7. Onboard X-15 looks back over tail and rudder surfaces shows contrail. Contrail breaks off at burnout. The speed indicator shows Mach 3.83. Operators stand beside control van and wagon watches sky. Joe Walker interviewed. Three cameramen with large cameras on tripods at interview. USAF Major Robert White interviewed after flight. Altimeter registers 11. XLR-11 engine burns and shuts off. Altimeter registers 13.6. Onboard X-15 looks towards rear over wing and tail surface registers clear dark blue sky. Major Robert White in suit and helmet. Onboard X-15 looks toward rear over wing and tail surface shows very dark blue sky at top and clouds. X-15 comes in for landing on dry lake bed. F-104A Starfighter in the background. Pilots stand in front of X-15.
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