U.S. Air Force X-15A aircraft first unpowered drop flight and landing in California, United States on June 8, 1959. United States Air Force Boeing NB-52A aircraft with X-15 under its wing, taxis and takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California. American X-15 aircraft in captive-carry position, mated to pylon under wing of Boeing NB-52A aircraft. The aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway. Chase planes U.S. Air Force F-104A flies along NB-52A aircraft. X-15 releases from NB-52A aircraft in mid flight. Radar dish antenna records course of the flight. Pilot seated in the cockpit of F-104A aircraft. Technicians look at plotting boards and flight monitors. Pilot Albert Scott Crossfield converses with ground crew members. X-15 piloted by Crossfield lands at Rogers Dry Lake in California.
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