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Edwards Air Force Base, X-15 Engine Test Complex, Rogers Dry Lake, east of runway between North Base, Boron, Kern County, CA



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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-235
Building/structure dates: 1958 initial construction
Significance: AS the only facility for testing X-15 engines, individually and with the aircraft, the X-15 facility is strongly associated with the United States Man-in-Space program, and particularly with the development of North American Aviation's X-15 rocket aircraft. In 1962, the X-15 became the first aircraft to fly beyond the earth's atmosphere, creating the link between atmospheric flight and space flight. Beginning in 1958, tests performed at the X-15 engine test complex resulted in the data needed to modify and refine the X-15's powerful rocket engine. The X-15 complex has been recommended eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A.

Related Names
U.S. Air Force
De Vries, David G., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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