Mating of X-15 with B-52 Stratofortress. B-52 at Edwards Air Force Base. X-15 under the right wing of B-52 is parked on flight line. A checkout van is parked in front of the aircraft. Ground Crew and checkout equipment around the aircraft. X-15 on flight line under the wing of B-52. North American technicians check the research aircraft. A man operates the hydraulic lift hand control unit. X-15 on hydraulic lift is mated to pylon under the right wing of B-52 carrier aircraft. Technicians work on X-15 to be attached with pylon. Two men on ladder stand and work on the top of X-15. Technician works on the wheel of B-52. Scott Crossfield talks to North American official. The nose wheel of X-15 is on hoist and technician on ladder attach X-15 with the pylon. A technician stands next to the hoist. Three men work on stand and adjust X-15 according to pylon. X-15 under the right wing of B-52 and technicians work. X-15 pilot Scott Crossfield and North American test engineers in conference prior to first flight. An engineer on radio. Nose of X-15. North American test pilot Scott Crossfield wearing special pressure suit climbs up a maintenance stand ladder into cockpit of X-15. Technicians close X-15 canopy.
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