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CoolPix: The Amazing Days Of The X-15 (Post Flight B-52 Fly-Over)

(click pic for hi-res)  An X-15 after landing in 1961 as the B-52 mothership flies over

 I've been feeding a revived X-15 addiction here the last week or so, and this image from the early days of the program sure drips with 1960's aerospace awesomeness. I've even got a sideline project in the works that includes North American's rocket-powered speedster... the one that spent quite a bit of time at the edge of space while we marched our way toward the Apollo program.

 No details on the sideline project for you now, but this pic hopefully does a great job of stirring up your avgeek juices as we get ready to head into December. Enjoy : )

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Reader Comments (3)

Martt, Thanks for posting the high -res images. I too am a big fan of the X-15.

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJD

What people may not realize is that the X-15 BEAT the B-52 down to the deck.... Amazing sink rate on the beautiful , black, brick.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob

That a very cool aircraft or it is a rocket ship hard to tell the difference . I guess it helped in high speed aircraft research and rocket engine design

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlen

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