Detail View: Dryden Historical Images: X-1

Title: 
X-1
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
EC96-43611-1 What started as a hobby for four rocket fanatics went on to break the sound barrier: Lovell Lawrence, Hugh Franklin Pierce, John Shesta, and Jimmy Wyld the four founders of Reaction Motors, Inc. that built the XLR-11 Rocket Engine. The XLR-11 engine is shown on display in the NASA Exchange Gift Shop, NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. This engine, familiarly known as Black Betsy, a 4-chamber rocket that ignited diluted ethyl alcohol and liquid oxygen into 6000 pounds or more of thrust powered the X-1 series airplanes. 1996 NASA Photo
Date: 
01/11/96
Identifier: 
340570main_EC96-43611-1_full
MediaType: 
Image
MediaType: 
image
Collection: 
NASA_Dryden_Multimedia_X-1_Image_Gallery
Year: 
1996
Where: 
California
Where: 
Dryden Flight Research Center DFRC