The following is a list of people for which I have conducted interviews for my book on the X-15. Names are listed in alphabetical order. Several of these people have been interviewed on multiple occasions and have been extremely helpful in my research. There are a total of 67 people and 79 interviews.

• Johnny Armstrong

 

• Neil A. Armstrong °

 

• Brent Adams

 

• Freida Adams

 

• George Adams *

 

• Bill Albrecht * °

 

• Thornton D. Barnes

 

Doris Barnes

 

• Lorenzo "Larry" Barnett °

 

• Florence Barnett

 

• Roger Barniki

 

• Paul F. Bikle °

 

Phil Brandt °

 

• Dean Bryan

 

• Stan Butchart °

 

• Vince Capasso *

 

• A. Scott Crossfield * °

 

• Sally Crossfield-Farley *

 

• William H. Dana * °

 

• Meryl DeGeer °

 

• Joe H. Engle

 

• Frank Fedor °

 

• Fitzhugh L. Fulton * °

 

• Billy Furr

 

• Charles Gerdel

 

• Byron Gibbs

 

• Don Hallberg

 

• Dr. Richard Hallion

 

• Bob Hoey *

 

• David Knight

 

• Gail Knight

 

• William J. "Pete" Knight * °

 

• Jack Kolf * °

 

• Eldon Kordes

 

• Terry Larson

 

• Wade Martin

 

• Charlie McKay

 

• John McKay

 

• Mac McKay

 

• Mark McKay

 

• Sheri McKay-Lowe *

 

• John McTigue

 

• Phil Moore

 

• Edward Nice

 

• John Painter

 

• Forrest S. Petersen °

 

• Bob Revert

 

• Ralph Richardson

 

• Daniel Riegert °

 

• Jim Robertson °

 

• Robert A. "Bob" Rushworth °

 

• Harry Shapiro

 

• Glynn Smith

 

• Dave Stoddard *

 

• Harrison Storms °

 

• Bill Szuwalski °

 

• Milton O. Thompson * °

 

• Jim Townsend °

 

• Daryl Townsend

 

• Donald Veatch

 

• Grace Walker

 

• Gene Waltman

 

• Lonnie Dean Webb °

 

• Ray White °

 

• Robert M. White * °

 

• Walt Williams °

 

• Jim Wilson

 

* denotes multiple interviews

° deceased

USAF Flight Planner

 

NASA X-15 Project Pilot

 

son of pilot Mike Adams

 

wife of pilot Mike Adams

 

brother of pilot Mike Adams

 

NASA Operations Engineer, Ship 2

 

Beatty Site Manager

 

wife of T.D. Barnes

 

NASA Crew Chief

 

wife of Larry Barnett

 

NASA Supervisor, Life Support

 

NASA Flight Test Center Director

 

USAF Navigator, C-133A

 

NASA Rocket Engine Shop AET

 

NASA Director of Flight Operations

 

NASA Propulsion & Operations Engineer

 

NAA X-15 Project Pilot

 

daughter of pilot Scott Crossfield

 

NASA X-15 Project Pilot

 

NASA Operations Project Engineer

 

USAF X-15 Project Pilot

 

NASA AET

 

USAF/NASA B-52 Pilot

 

NASA Rocket Engine Shop AET

 

friend of pilot Mike Adams

 

NASA Life Support AET

 

NASA Instruments Engineer

 

USAF Historian

 

USAF Flight Planner

 

son of pilot Pete Knight

 

wife of pilot Pete Knight

 

USAF X-15 Project Pilot

 

NASA Flight Planner

 

Research Engineer

 

Research Engineer

 

USAF Quality Control PSTS

 

son of pilot Jack McKay

 

son of pilot Jack McKay

 

son of pilot Jack McKay

 

son of pilot Jack McKay

 

daughter of pilot Jack McKay

 

NASA Operation Engineer

 

Radar site surveys

 

NASA Ship 1 AET

 

NASA Electrical Engineer

 

USN X-15 Project Pilot

 

Beatty radar site

 

USAF Pressure Suit

 

Instrumentation Engineer

 

NAA External Tanks, Ship 2

 

USAF X-15 Project Pilot

 

NAA Engineer, External Tanks, Ship 2

 

NASA Instrumentation, Ship 2 AET

 

NASA Rocket Engine Shop AET

 

NAA X-15 Manager

 

NASA AET

 

NASA X-15 Project Pilot

 

USAF X-15 engine and PSTS Technician

 

son of Jim Townsend

 

NASA Instrumentation Development AET

 

wife of pilot Joe Walker

 

NASA Simulator Engineer

 

NASA Simulator Engineer

 

NASA Rocket Engine Shop AET

 

USAF X-15 Project Pilot

 

X-15 Program Manager

 

NASA Rocket Engine Shop AET

 

* denotes multiple interviews

° deceased

Abbreviations:

AET: Aerospace Engineering Technician

NAA: North American Aviation (X-15 Prime Contractor)

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

PSTS: Propulsion System Test Stand

USAF: United States Air Force

USN: United States Navy