The X-15 rocket motors firing for the first time in the air, is dropped off towards the unknown. At the controld, Scott Crossfield.
X-15 flights mean great strain on Crossfiled but, as he is sealed in tiny cockpit he shows no sign of worry
X-15 is the forerunner of spaceship. Scott Carpenter's special pressure suit shown here is prototype for spacemen of tomorrow.
from "My Flights Towards Space"
Royal Airforce Flying Review, September 1960