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