X-15 being Launched from Beneath a B-52

X-15 being Launched from Beneath a B-52
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The rocket-powered North American X-15 was carried to an altitude of 12,000 meters (40,000 feet) under the wing of a Boeing B-52 bomber and then drop launched. 

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