• Short Summary

    X-15 plane reached record altitude & test pilots are presented to JFK.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    X-15 plane piloted to record altitude, United States of America (USA).

    MS Major Robert M. White being secured into the tiny X-15 plane at Edwards Air Force Base, California. MS the X-15 plane under wing of B52 bomber. Good shot of B52 bomber taking off with X-15 plane tucked under the right wing. VS X-15 plane hurtling through the sky to reach a height of 52 miles.

    MS the X-15 having landed in the Nevada Desert. Various shots Major Robert M. White with his young son after the flight.

    MS President John F. Kennedy on lawn of White House, Washington DC. Various shots President Kennedy presenting Major White and three other X-15 test pilots with Collier Trophy.

    Date on dope sheet is 19/07/1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3058.30
    Media URN:
    86904
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:08:00 / 01:46:19:00
    Canister:
    UN 3646 H

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