Broadcast 3009 Michelle Evans

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Guest:  Michelle Evans:  Topics: The X-15 rocket plane and the 50th anniversary of the fatal crash for USAF Major Mike Adams in X-15 #3.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website,   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See   

We welcomed back Michelle Evans for this special one hour program regarding the 50th anniversary of the fatal crash of X-15 #3 with pilot USAF Major Mike Adams.  There will be several events taking note of this memorial anniversary starting Nov. 15 and then on Nov. 18 plus other days and times as well.  Michelle goes through all the dates and events for us for those of you who can attend these memorial services.  Michelle posted information about the events with directions on our blog so make sure you check it out.  If you attend, let us know about it and what you saw and experienced.

Michelle told us about the fatal flight for Mike Adams.  We talked about what happened, the official cause of the accident, and that Mike was the only X-15 pilot to be killed. in the program. In addition, Michelle talked about the X-15 program given her definitive book on the subject, "X-15: Wings Into Space, Flying the First Reusable Spacecraft."  I would urge you to listen to our many archived programs with Michelle about the X-15 as it was truly an amazing program with amazing pilots and the X-15.  We talked about the plane, the 8 pilots who flew the X-15, where they came from and why they wanted to do it.  Many of these discussions and stories led us into talking about the early days of the space program and the initial astronauts.  Michelle had story after story to tell us about all of this which took place in a very exciting time for our aviation as well as early space program. 

Additional topics included the X-15 flight simulator and what happened to it, the carrier B-52 bombers and where they are now, plus several personal stories of the pilots and those involved with the program.  You do not want to miss what Michelle had to say.  Michelle also took a question about why Chuck Yeager did not fly the X-15.  Here, Michelle had much to say so for sue don't miss this part of our discussion.  Michelle and I would love to read your comments so do post them on our blog.

If you can, attend the Mike Adams memorial events and report back to us on TSS about them.  Please remember to post your comments/questions on our blog.  You can reach Michelle Evans through her website,  




Special time 7PM PDT: X-15 Special Event re Mike Adams flight & Loss,

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30 Oct 2017 Michelle Evans
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