X-15 Rocket Plane & Scott Crossfield…
The X-15 Rocket Plane
Los Angeles International Airport – 1959
In its initial roll out at North American Aviation.
Chief Test Pilot, Engineer,
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.