United States experimental aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. U.S. Air Force B-50 Superfortress parked on runway as sunrises in the background. Test pilot Lieutenant Colonel Frank Everest's wife kisses him before he leaves his home. He gets into his blue coupe (1933 model). Frank Everest dons pressurized space suit. Ground crew members help pilot to wear his helmet. Pilot and co-pilot seated in the cockpit of B-50 Superfortress. Officer speaks over a mouth piece from the control room. B-50 Superfortress taxis and takes off from the runway with U.S. Air Force Bell X -2 under its wing. U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre flies along B-50 Superfortress. Bell X -2 releases from the mother aircraft and begins a solo flight. Ground crew members look through binoculars.
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