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Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed: the X-15 Ejection Seat
Because of its hypersonic speed and extreme altitude performance, the X-15 required one of the most complex ejection seats ever put into service The X-15 is a famous and significant part of aviation history. Its purpose was to fly high and fast, testing the machine and subjecting pilots to conditions that future astronauts...
USAF assists Hollywood during making of "First Man"
First Man stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and is a personal look at his life and struggles in the time before and during the lunar landing mission Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) personnel were given the opportunity to see an advance screening of the new film, “First Man,” at the Cinemark 22 movie theater in Lancaster, California, Oct. 10. As...
The X-15 was a research airplane in the purest sense, whereas the XB-70 was an experimental bomber intended for production but diverted to research Taken in 1967 at Dryden Flight Research Center the interesting photo in this article shows the X-15A-2 with drop tanks and ablative coating parked on the NASA ramp in front of the XB-70A. Noteworthy these aircraft represent...
Jack McKay, the X-15 pilot for that flight, retired from NASA because of his injuries, while the aircraft returned to Edwards AFB as the X-15A-2 after extensive repairs Taken on Nov. 9, 1962, the interesting photo in this post shows the second X-15 (56-6671) flipped over on its back after an engine failure forced Jack McKay, a NASA research pilot,...

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