X-15 rocket plane after a mission

A North American Aviation support crew deactivates X-15 56-6671 on Rogers Dry Lake after a flight, while the mothership, NB-52A Stratofortress 52-003 flies overhead. (NASA)

One of three X-15 rocket planes from North American rests on Rogers Dry Lake, Calif. in September 1961, following a mission. The B-52 launch aircraft flies overhead. (Courtesy NASA photo)

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