NAA X-15A-1: “There was a light…”

NAA famous test pilot Scott Crossfield in his office. Crossfield is wearing the lovely silver covered David Clark MC-2 full-pressure suit. That suit employed the charismatic helmet built by the Bill Jack Company, here without the inner face mask seen during Crossfield’s X-15 test flights.

Magnificently dramatic photo (Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

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