Collection Item Summary:
Three-quarter right rear view, close up, of North American X-15 on the ground, mounted beneath the right wing of its Boeing NB-52 Stratofortress mothership. View shows the aircraft's Reaction Motors, Inc. 50,000 lb. thrust XLR-99-RM-1 Pioneer rocket engine. The man facing the camera at left foreground appears to be X-15 pilot Scott Crossfield.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Research aircraft
- Propulsion systems