X-15 Rocket Plane & Scott Crossfield…

Scott Crossfield 2 x 15 rocket plane

The X-15 Rocket Plane

Los Angeles International Airport – 1959

In its initial roll out at North American Aviation.

Chief Test Pilot, Engineer,

Scott Crossfield

North American Aviation – Los Angeles International Airport – 1959

Seen here by the X-15, Crossfield started with the project from blueprint stage to the initial launch without an engine. Strapped to the belly of a B-52 mothership, Crossfield manned the X-15 as it was dropped from an altitude of 30,000 feet above Edward’s Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert for an historic dead stick landing.

Scott Crossfield 1

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