• Short Summary

    Spectators watch B-52 bomber take off, aerial shots of bomber launching X-15 and its landing.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    American newsreel item. Title reads: "X-15 Rockets To 40-Mile Height"

    Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States of America / USA

    LS Air Force and military personnel watch by roadside as B-52 bomber takes off. CU From bomber as US Air Force rocket plane X-15 fires and drops away from under wing at 45,000 feet. Air to air pan with Vapour trail of X-15. LS X-15 landing. MS Pilot Major Robert White in cockpit, having achieved a new altitude record of 212,000 feet (40 miles). (End of commentary is missing).

    Note: Date on original paperwork: 17/10/1961. American commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2998.21
    Media URN:
    85808
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:51:00 / 01:45:27:00
    Canister:
    UN 3543 F

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