Detail View: NASA Image eXchange Collection: X-1 attached to B-29 mothership

Title: 
X-1 attached to B-29 mothership
Description: 
Technicians servicing the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1 in preparation for a flight. The X-1 is mated with the Boeing B-29. The hooks and strap that holds the X-1 in place under the B-29 can be seen just above the hand of the technician with the hose. The strap continues under the belly of the X-1 and holds the aircraft to the mothership until the word comes to "launch", and then the shackles are released.
Date: 
01.01.1951
Credit: 
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC) [ http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/ ]
facet_where: 
Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
facet_when: 
01-01-1951
facet_when_year: 
1951
Media: 
IMAGE
UID: 
SPD-NIX-E-595
original url: 
http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-595&orgid=7