Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"Unveiling the X-15 rocket aircraft, showing its Interim XLR-11 rocket engines since the XLR-99 Pioneer was not yet ready." Three-quarter right rear view of North American X-15 on the ground attached to a tow tug; crowd looks on from behind a line at rear; circa 1959.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Research aircraft
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Aircraft
  • Propulsion systems

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1959

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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