X-15 Selection 1

Date of selection:     ??. ??. 1957


No. Rank Name Profession /
Armed forces
Age Retirement Age
01 --- Neil A. Armstrong Test Pilot NACA (NASA) 27 26.07.1962 31
02 --- A. Scott Crossfield Test Pilot NAA 36 06.12.1960 39
03 Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe Test Pilot USAF 29 26.07.1958 30
04 --- John B. McKay Test Pilot NACA (NASA) 34 08.09.1966 43
05 --- Joseph A. Walker Test Pilot NACA (NASA) 36 22.08.1963 42
06 --- Alvin S. White Test Pilot NAA 38 06.12.1960 41
07 Capt. Robert M. White Test Pilot USAF 33 14.12.1962 38


Note:
The first X-15 test pilot group was nominated from the manufacturing firm NAA, the NACA (since 01. October 1958 NASA) and the USAF. Unfortunately USAF prime pilot Kincheloe died before taking up testflights and must be replaced by his backup pilot R. White. NAA backup pilot A. White was later not employed for X-15 program.
 
Employment:
1959/1960 Crossfield, Walker, R. White (Armstrong, McKay, A. White first time only as backup pilots)

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