Pilots of X-15, X-15 in flight with new XLR-99 engine and Scott Crossfield interviewed in United States.
United States USA Date:1961, September 15 Duration:2 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
Annual report of X-15. Pilots stand in front of X-15. U.S. Navy Commander Peterson in front of X-15. NASA Researcher pilot Jack McKay. USAF Captain Rushworth stands in front of X-15. NASA pilot Niel Armstrong in front of X-15. All the X-15 pilots stand in front of X-15. NB-52A Stratofortress shows rear view of X-15 mounted on pylon underneath wing of aircraft and vapors come out from the tail of X-15. Nose of X-15 inscribed with 'X-15 North American Aviation'. Pilot in window of X-15 hanging underneath NB-52A while aircraft is in flight. C-104B Starfighter in flight to left. Chase plane shows NB-52A with X-15 in flight to the right and followed by F-104. Nose of X-15 under Nb-52A in flight to right. Spectators look towards the sky. Contrails of NB-52A. Several chase planes and X-15 in flight to left. Spectators and USAF officers look up in the sky. Chase plane shows NB-52A with X-15 in flight and producing large contrails. Nose of X-15 hanging beneath wing of NB-52A in flight. Pilot in helmet and mack in X-15. NB-52A looking at rear view of X-15 with XLR-99 engine hanging from wing of NB-52A in flight. F-104B in flight to left. NB-52A with X-15 in flight and makes large contrails. Scott Crossfield wearing helmet and mask. Nose of X-15 under wing of NB-52A in flight. NB-52A shows a rear view of X-15 with XLR-99 engine under wing of NB-52A. Scott Crossfield eyes and he is wearing helmet and mask in X-15. Chase plane shows NB-52A in flight, releases X-15 and X-15 drops away and in flight. Pilots helmet van be seen from the window of X-15. X-15 in flight and leaves large contrail. Spectators on ground look up. Contrail from X-15 while in flight. Scott Crossfield in helmet and mask. Scott Crossfield seated on a table and interviewed by press personnel.
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