• Short Summary

    A SECOND AMERICAN HAS WON HIS ASTRONAUT'S WINGS IN THE X15 ROCKET PLANE.AIR FORCE CAPTAIN?

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    CAPT. RUSHWORTH IN SPACE SUIT WALKING TOWARD PLANE
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    MS NASA EQUIPMENT TRUCK
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    RUSHWORTH PREPARING TO CLIMB INTO COCKPIT
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    CAMERA PAN AIR FORCE OFFICER WALKING TOWARD BOMBER WHICH IS CARRIER OF X15
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    RUSHWORTH BEING ADJUSTED INTO COCKPIT OF X15
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    NASA EQUIPMENT TRUCK
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    BOMBER TAKES OFF WITH X15 UNDER WING
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    TWO TRUCKS FOLLOW PLANE DOWN RUNWAYS
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    X15 COMES IN FOR LANDING
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    RUSHWORTH BEING CONGRATULATED BY AIR FORCE OFFICERS
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    CU OF ONE OF OFFICERS FACE - SMILING
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    MS RUSHWORTH'S DAUGHTER RUNS AND JUMPS INTO FATHER'S ARMS
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    13.
    RUSHWORTH HOLDING DAUGHTER - WIFE LOOKING ON
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    Background: A SECOND AMERICAN HAS WON HIS ASTRONAUT'S WINGS IN THE X15 ROCKET PLANE.AIR FORCE CAPTAIN ROBERT RUSHWORTH GUNNED THE X15 TO AN ALTITUDE OF 286 THOUSAND FEET...A LITTLE MORE THAN 54 MILES...IN A FLIGHT FROM EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE IN CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY (27 JUNE).ASTRONAUT WINGS ARE AWARDED FOR FLIGHT TO ALTITUDES OF 50 MILES OR MORE.

    THE PRESENT-ALTITUDE RECORD OF NEARLY 315 THOUSAND FEET WAS SET LAST SUMMER BY AIR FORCE MAJOR ROBERT WHITE, THE FIRST MAN TO QUALIFY AS AN ASTRONAUT IN A WINGED AIRCRAFT.A TOTAL OF SIX U.S.ASTRONAUTS QUALIFIED IN MERCURY SPACE FLIGHTS.

    THE 38-YEAR-OLD RUSHWORTH DESCRIBED HIS FLIGHT AS "SMOOTH".HE SAID HE BELIEVES THE X15 COULD GO ANOTHER 70 THOUSAND FEET HIGHER THAN HE TOOK IT...TO A NEW ALTITUDE RECORD OF 350 THOUSAND FEET.JOSEPH WALKER...A CIVILIAN PILOT FOR THE SPACE AGENCY...IS SCHEDULED TO TRY FOR THAT RECORD NEXT MONTH.

    RUSHWORTH'S DROPPED FROM A B52 BOMBER.HE OPENED THE ENGINE TO FULL THROTTLE FOR 78 SECONDS AND HIT A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 3,545 MILES PER HOUR.RUSHWORTH LANDED AFTER 11 MINUTES IN THE AIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NND3HN36VB0FP1T6023JK4AE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NND3HN36VB0FP1T6023JK4AE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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