X-15’s Maiden Flight
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X-15’s Maiden Flight

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Print

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Maker
Scottish, 1924–2005

X-15’s Maiden Flight

The North American aviation X-15 rocket powered aircraft made its maiden flight over the Californian Desert on 10 March. The research aircraft was carried aloft and "dropped" from a B-52 "Mothership" which took off the runway at Edwards


Airforce Base, California. Interior, scaffolding holding the wing of B-52 under which hangs-scaffolded-the X-15. Two men at control wall.


Cloud Atomic Laboratory


1971
Intaglio print
70/75
Image: 19.2 x 14.9 cm
Overall: 53.4 x 35.3 cm
Purchase
1977.0016.0008
Inscriptions recto (signed in pencil): Eduardo Paolozzi / 1971 70/75
(printed in black): CULTURE [inside gray box] / [text in Japanese followed by text in English] Monkeys may be the next space travellers on U.S. made satellites. [under 1977:0016:0007] / X-15's MAIDEN FLIGHT [under 1977:0016:0008]
verso (stamped): ea 804
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