Aviation In The News - Bell X-1

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
362655_1_1
No
Muroc, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1949  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:51:46 - 00:52:16
Tape Master:
Original Film:
1537
022-214-09
Jumpy, grainy, dull in contrast and imagery - DOS The air force's X-1 rocket plane, first to exceed speed of sound, goes aloft under own steam. Stubby craft takes off and climbs to 23,000 feet in less than two minutes. Turbocharged Supersonic, Bell X-1 Rocket Plane that soared to 63,000 feet. Piloted by Frank Everest a new American Hero.