X-15 PILOTS A one of a kind piece of space flight history, this 11×14 photograph of the powerful X-15 has been signed by eight of it’s twelve pilots; Peter Knight, Milt Thompson, Bob White, Joe Engle, Bill Dana, Scott Crossfield, and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong! Photograph signed: “Peter Knight”, “Milt Thompson”, “Bob White”, “Neil Armstrong”, “Joe Engle”, “Bill Dana”, “Scott Crossfield”, 11×14. The X-15 was an experimental rocket-powered aircraft operated by the US Air Force and NASA as part of the X-plane series. The X-15 set a large list of records, including 13 different flights that exceeded the altitude of 50 miles, making the 8 flight pilots qualified for USAF astronaut status. There were a total of 12 pilots for the powerful aircraft, including NEIL ARMSTRONG (altitude 39.2 miles), SCOTT CROSSFIELD (altitude 15.3 miles), BILL DANA (altitude 58.1 miles), JOE ENGLE (altitude 53.1 miles), PETE KNIGHT (altitude 53.1 miles), MILT THOMPSON (altitude 40.5 miles), and BOB WHITE (altitude 59.6 miles). All these pilots went on to accomplish great feats on their own accord, with Neil Armstrong going on to be the first man to walk on the moon. There were two X-15’s in production; the original, which perished while in flight by Michael J. Adams (who died in the crash), and a second which was retired in 1969 and now resides at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, celebrating it’s remarkable place in space flight history. Fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 322402
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