A Tribute to Scott Crossfield, An Am... 3:45
This is a photo video of Scott Crossfield,
"The Fastest Man Alive".
On November 20, 1953, he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound as he piloted the Skyrocket to a speed of 1,291 mph (2,078 km/h, Mach 2.005). The Skyrocket D-558-II surpassed its intended design speed by 25 percent on that day. With 99 flights in the rocket-powered X-1 and D-558-II, he had â?? by a wide margin â?? more experience with rocketplanes than any other pilot in the world by the time he left Edwards. He played a major role in the design and development of the North American X-15 and its systems. On June 8, 1959, he completed the airplane's first flight, an unpowered glide from 37,550 feet. On September 17, 1959, he completed the first powered flight of the X-15. These are but a couple of his acheivements in Aviation, search the Nasa Dryden Research Center data base for a complete listing. A special thanks to Sally Crossfield Farley, the daughter of Scott Crossfield, for providing most of the images included in the video from her personal collection. Visit the Scott Crossfield Foundation site at:
Submitted by: Army4Life
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