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heng44
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posted 12-13-2013 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Just another day at the office. Pilot Scott Crossfield heads for a test chamber at the David Clark Company in August 1958 to check out the new flightsuit he will use during the testing of the X-15 hypersonic research aircraft. Crossfield seems determined to catch up on some paperwork during the test.

onesmallstep
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posted 12-13-2013 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He looks like an accountant heading to work! This past November marked sixty years since Crossfield became the first man to exceed Mach 2 in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket over Edwards AFB. Amazing that once this was the 'holy grail' of test flying but is now commonplace.

randy
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posted 12-13-2013 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The epitome of the right stuff.

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 12-13-2013 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A breed apart. Nice picture.

Aztecdoug
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posted 12-16-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really miss Scott. What a neat guy.

micropooz
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posted 12-16-2013 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just another day at the office!

On the flip side, I remember reading that he was in a dress shirt, tie, and slacks when X-15 #3 blew up with him inside during a static test...

Sputnik 1
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posted 02-14-2014 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sputnik 1   Click Here to Email Sputnik 1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by micropooz:
Just another day at the office!
No paperwork. Inside is a bottle of scotch.

garymilgrom
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posted 02-14-2014 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with the first poster, he looks like an accountant. But an accountant as the 1950's culture viewed the future - surely he has just stepped from the flying car or jet pack that he used to commute to work. His satchel holds a kryptonite sandwich and a thermos of liquid unobtainium. Great shot!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 02-14-2014 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the look on his face. "...the need for speed..."

What a cool guy.

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