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Early Space Flight Research Missions: Project Excelsior; Project Manhigh; and the North American X-15; Approximately Twenty-two Images

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3205T
Lot:
1333
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Auction:
Discovery - 3205T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Early Space Flight Research Missions: Project Excelsior; Project Manhigh; and the North American X-15; Approximately Twenty-two Images, 1954-1962. Including two images of John Paul Stapp on the Holloman high-speed sled, December 10, 1954; two photographs of Joseph Kittinger with the Excelsior pod taken on June 2, 1957; and a photograph of Kittinger receiving medical care on the ground after the landing; two images of David Simons's Project Manhigh II jump on August 19-20, 1957; and three photographs of the gondola on tour in Europe in 1960; two photographs of Scott Crossfield in the cockpit of the North American X-15, and on the runway taken on November 15, 1960 after his successful first powered flight of the XLR-99 engine; ten NASA photographs of various North American X-15 aircraft; [and] a NASA photograph of President John F. Kennedy examining the Collier Trophy after having presented it to X-15 test pilots Scott Crossfield, Robert White, Joseph Walker, and Forrest Peterson at the White House, July 18, 1962.

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Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Joseph Kittinger, John F. Kennedy, Joseph Walker, Robert White, David Simons, Scott Crossfield, John Paul Stapp, Forrest Peterson, Albert Scott Crossfield, Aviation, Ballooning, Holloman Air Force Base, Man in Space Soonest, North American X-15, Parachuting, Project Excelsior, Project Manhigh, Rocket-powered aircraft, Space diving

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