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:

Side view of dual Reaction Motors, Inc. XLR-11 rocket engines used on the first powered flight of the North American X-15 on 17 September 1959 (X-15 No. 2); photographed inside a crate at the National Air and Space Museum's Garber Facility, circa 1970s-1980s.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Propulsion systems
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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Circa 1970s-1980s

Repository Loc.

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



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