Before becoming the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong was a proven test pilot for NASA. On April 20, 1962, Armstrong experienced a harrowing flight, testing the new X-15. It was a plane designed to go higher than any other. In 1959, the new plane would drop from a B-52 bomber at 30,000 feet to go straight up. On that flight in 1962, Armstrong reached speeds five times greater than the speed of sound and an altitude of nearly 200,000 feet. But the plane was pointed in the wrong direction that caused it to literally bounce off the atmosphere. It threw Armstrong off course, his only option was to free fall and find a landing space in a dry lake bed nearly 50 miles from his intended destination of Edwards Air Force base.
Courtesy: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Dryden marked its 60th anniversary as the nation's premier high-speed, high-altitude flight test and aerospace r
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At the National Cathedral in Washington, America said good-bye to the man who led the country to the moon - Neil Armstrong. Scott Pelley reports.
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Angela Bishop sits down with Eric and Mark Armstrong to find out more about what it was like for their family before and after man's first walk on the moon. Ge
http://www.avweb.com At Edwards Air Force Base, they still test F16 fighters, because each software upgrade and each new weapons package introduces new paramete
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First Man - Landing the Test Plane: Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) pilots and lands a test plane. BUY THE MOVIE: https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/first-
Chuck Yeager remained in the Air Force after the war, becoming a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base). After Bell Aircraft test pilot
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A project by North American and NASA to construct a prototype to reach a top speed of Mach 6 or 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h) at an altitude of almost 100,000 feet in
Credit: NASA This joint program by NASA, the Air Force, the Navy, and North American operated the most remarkable of all the rocket research aircraft. Composed
F-117, Skunk Works, First Flight Documentary. About Hal Farley: Hal Farley, Director Flight Operations and Chief Test Pilot, Lockheed Skunkworks (Retired). Far
This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm origina
"It was the ultimate flying machine, No airplane can live up to what the X-15 did." That’s what retired test pilot and astronaut Joe Engle said of the first r
Denis Quaid as Gordo Cooper explaining who is the best pilot he ever saw. Yeager's take-off follows.
“First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling and directed by “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, uses practical effects and CGI to bring Neil Armstrong’s tri