Friday, April 21, 2006

Scott Crossfield dies

There are names that are forever remembered from one's youth. In my case, it's names like Chuck Yeager, Bob Hoover, Dr. John Paul Stapp, and Scott Crossfield at Edwards Test Flight Center.

It is ironic that Scott Crossfield, at age 84, a man who had cheated death many times, died at the controls of a single-engined Cessna last night. I can't help but think it would be the way he wanted to exit, stage center.

For a bio on Crossfield,
look HERE.

I am looking for a film clip of an X-15 blowing up underneath him on the test stand one day ... amazingly, he walked away from it.


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