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Google Maps X-15 At Edwards AFB  
User currently offlineboeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6415 times:


So I was cruising around google maps and found this at Edwards AFB. Anyone know what the story is behind this X-15? Is it a Mock-up?


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User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 4535 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

Behold, the mighty Wikipedia:



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7885 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 6266 times:

Google Earth shows the other vehicles in a Nov 18, 2006 image, and the X-15 mockup added between July 16, 2011 and Dec 3, 2011.

It is also located at the north entrance to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

Since that is an area behind locked gates not accessible to normal visitors or regular Edwards military personnel, I wonder if they were in the process of developing a display area before Dryden ended their public tours late in 2011.

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3910 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 6197 times:
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Must be Drydens storage yard. X-15 mockup is sitting right next to the shuttle ground support tractor trailers...

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