Flight: 1-20-35 Date: 2/1/60
Plane: X-15-1 #670 T.O.:  
Pilot: J. B. McKay Launch:  
B-52: #008 Land:  

12 minutes to launch
Russell: NASA 1, stable platform readouts? 
NASA 1: Go ahead. 
Russell: Gyro heat +7. Vertical velocity +.7. Cross range velocity reading about 8. Cross range velocity is cycling through from O to +5. Range velocity is +2. 
B-52: 10 minutes.
Russell: ...... -1. ...... Cross range +2, range drift +.3. 
McKay: Windshield heat is off and can we have the launch lake winds?
NASA 1: 008, will you turn 10° to your right?
B-52: Roger, 10° right, we're 43,000.
McKay: Inertial height is 43 on the button. .......... indicating 215 on inertial airspeed c-6.
B-52: 9 minutes. 
McKay: 9 minutes. Blowers and LN2 coming on. Pressure cooling off. Cabin source is reading 3650.
Russell: Supply and stable platform cooling off.
NASA 1: 008, would you call the next time as 7 minutes rather than 8. We will drop a minute.
B-52: Roger.
McKay: OK, helium switch, helium valve is off. Hydraulic temperatures are #l -60 and #2 -25.
B-52: 7 minutes.
McKay: Roger. Data coming off. #2 APU coming on now. #2 hydraulic coming up, reading 3450, #l APU coming on. Pressure came up right away to 33, doubled back down. Resetting generators.
B-52: 6 minutes.
McKay: 6 minutes. Hydraulic showing pressure check is 3450, looks good ....... Data off, controls and flaps, data off again ....... Bob?
Chase: I can see the controls moving - working on the flaps.
McKay: ...... flaps coming back up, power off check.
B-52: Coming up on 5 minutes, NASA 1, how does it look for turn?
NASA 1: Hold it for about 15 seconds.
McKay: Power off, Jack?
Russell: Power is off, Jack. 
McKay: Stab position is zero. Temp and bleed coming off. 5 minutes, roger. Flight gains normal, cabin bleed pressure approximately 45.
B-52: Starting turn, NASA 1, 45,000.
McKay: Upper and lower chambers giving a balance reading 415 and going to X-15 oxygen.
NASA 1: Jack, will you give us a full stick forward motion and check force? 
McKay: Roger. Full forward appears satisfactory, lets get buildup on #l and #2 hydraulics. Got X-15 oxygen, cabin switches off.
B-52: 4 minutes. 
McKay: 4 minutes. 
Russell: Topoff is complete. 
McKay: Cine camera pulse and understand topoff complete, Jack? 
Russell: Roger. 
McKay: Tank handle pressurize, jettison switches off, going to jettison, Bob. 
Russell: Platform 3 
McKay: Roger. Back to pressurize. 
NASA 1: Jack, would you give us a full roll input and check forces? 
McKay: Roger. Forces appear to be satisfactory. Satisfaction cleaned up. 
B-52: 3 minutes. 
McKay: Roger, we've accomplished jettison and the tank handles pressurize. Data on, calibrate. 
B-52: Showing a little preheat? 
McKay: Roger, going to push-to-test, ball nose. 
NASA 1: 008, will you increase your bank angle about 4°? 
B-52: Will do. OK, 2 minutes to launch. 
McKay: 2 minutes, platform to internal. Ventral is armed, data-calibrate switch off and we go to lower antenna. How do you read, NASA l? 
NASA 1: Read you 5 square, Jack. 
Russell: What's your inertial altitude holding, Jack? 
McKay: Inertial is 45. Got preheat on the upper showing? 
Chase: Preheat looking good in the rear. 
McKay: Roger. Is that both of them, Bob? 
Chase: That's right, both of them. 
B-52: 1 minute to launch. 
McKay: 1 minute. We're showing good preheat. 
Chase: OK, you're showing prime, bottom has blossomed. 
B-52: 30 seconds, McKay 
McKay: Verify bearing temperatures on engine #l and #2. 
Chase: They're both blossomed. 
B-52: 20 seconds. 
McKay: Roger. 15 all ready. 
B-52: 10 seconds. Launch light on. 5 seconds, 4, 3, 2, 1, release. 
Chase: I see 2 going. 
McKay: 2 going, Roger. I'm reading 9° on inertial. 
NASA 1: Was that on the ball, Jack? 
McKay: Roger. 
......: Coming a little right, course looks pretty good, Jack. 
NASA 1: 43,000, Jack. 
McKay: Pushing over, feels pretty rough up here!
Chase: ..........
McKay: Level at 6°. ......... 
NASA 1: 10 seconds to turn, Jack. 
Chase: On the turn line, Jack. 
NASA 1: You're a little low, Jack, down around 46.
McKay: Roger .......... Got a little ..........
NASA 1: You're still going down, Jack.
McKay: Coming up .......... down here. I'm indicating .......... 1.5 on inertial and a ............ push up.
Chase: How's that alpha look, Jack? 
McKay: Indicating 2°. .......... altimeter 16. I got a left ........ here, Milt. 
NASA 1: Roger, Jack. 
McKay: Over speed 
NASA 1: Here's your turn now, right, Jack?
McKay: .......... 8°, NASA 1. And buffet .......... .8 38,900 feet, NASA 6 coming off. Going to jettison ,.......speed.
Chase: Yes, I'm right over you. What's your altitude, Jack?
McKay: Coming up on 34,260, winds ...... 30 seconds. 8° angle-of-attack at 360 
NASA 1: Got your prime switches off, Jack?
McKay: How does the jettison look, Bob?
Chase: Still coming.
McKay: And a push down, pull up, will be 240 ...........
Chase: And I'm on the side of you.
McKay: 10-4. Coming through 25,000, reading 10° on alpha.. And push to test on the ball nose.
NASA 1: What's your inertial altitude, Jack?
McKay: Inertial altitude is 28,500, Milt.
NASA 1: Thank you.
McKay: 10° angle-of-attack, 260 coming up on 19,000. 
NASA 1: Are you through jettisoning, Jack?
McKay: Going to pressurize.
Chase: Yes, you're through jettisoning. My radio's been off, Jack, I'm joining up now.
McKay: Roger. 290, 17,000, 6° angle-of-attack appears to be behaving itself, somewhat. Coming through 19 on inertial.
Chase: About 9, isn't it? OK, yell for the ventral when you want it.
McKay: OK, now.
NASA 1: Ventral ....
  (radio interference)
  (after landing)
McKay: Data off and I'm OK. Hydraulic press are reading about 3300 Hydraulic temps are #1 +41, #2 +38. +20 #l and 110 on #2 H202 light is off. Peroxide source press reading 3000 LN2 source #l is 420, #2 is 550 APU source #l is 29 and #2 is 29 .... source pressure is 2300 c-6 axis ball reading 205. Inertial height is reading 2010. X-15 oxygen pressure 750 op coming off, APU bearing temp #1 +20 and #2 110. Mixing chamber temp +20 on both.