There are now two presentations

"The X-15 Rocket Plane,

"In the Line of Duty:

Both presentations last approximately 45

Abstracts for both talks and

This event often includes a

X-15 Presentations

* "The X-15 Rocket Plane"

** "In the Line of

*** Special Event

Talks based on "The X-15

68. 20 Oct. 2018 Western Museum of Flight, Torrance, CA (11:00) **

67. 21 Jun. 2018 AIAA Niagara Frontier, Buffalo, NY (TBD) *

66. 24 Apr. 2018 AIAA Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN (19:15) *

65. 7 Apr. 2018 AIAA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (09:00) *

64. 20 Mar. 2018 Historical Society, Ridgecrest, CA (19:00) **

63. 20 Jan. 2018 Wings Over the Rockies A&S Museum, Denver, CO (13:00) *

62. 18 Jan. 2018 College of Engineering, UC Boulder, Denver, CO (18:30) *

61. 17 Jan. 2018 US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (20:00) *

60. 17 Jan. 2018 US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (12:30) **

59. 14 Dec. 2017 Association of Naval Aviation, Garden Grove, CA (11:00) **

58. 18 Nov. 2017 Opera House, Randsburg, CA (15:00) **

57. 18 Nov. 2017 Michael Adams 50th Anniversary, Ridgecrest, CA (11:00) ***

56. 17 Nov. 2017 AIAA China Lake, Ridgecrest, CA (19:00) **

55. 26 Aug. 2017 Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA (14:00) *

54. 10 Jun. 2017 Spacefest VIII X-15 Panel, Tucson , AZ (16:30) ***

53. 9 Jun. 2017 Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ (13:30) *

52. 28 Apr. 2017 AIAA-Rocky Mountain, Littleton, CO (19:00) *

51. 12 Apr. 2017 Carnegie Library, Upland, CA (18:30) *

50. 28 Mar. 2017 AIAA-Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, FL (18:00) *

49. 11 Feb. 2017 Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ (13:30) *

48. 17 Dec. 2016 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA (13:00) *

47. 26 Oct. 2016 AIAA-Los Angeles AFB, Manhattan Beach, CA (19:00) *

46. 18 Oct. 2016 AIAA-Central Florida, Orlando, FL (19:00) *

45. 29 Sep. 2016 AIAA-Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (19:30) *

44. 12 Jun. 2016 Spacefest VII, Tucson, AZ (Space History panel) (10:30) ***

43. 10 Jun. 2016 Spacefest VII, Tucson, AZ (13:30) *

42. 17 May 2016 AIAA-Atlanta, Marietta, GA (19:30) *

41. 29 Apr. 2016 University of Minnesota/AIAA, Minneapolis, MN (17:00) *

40. 25 Mar. 2016 Aero-Space Club, Laguna Woods, CA (12:30) *

39. 4 Feb. 2016 Florida Institute of Technology/AIAA, Melbourne, FL (18:30) *

38. 25 Jan. 2016 Irvine Valley College Alumni Association, Irvine, CA (18:00) *

37. 13 Jan. 2016 North American Aviation Retirees, Los Angeles, CA (12:30) *

36. 6 Nov. 2015 AIAA Las Vegas, Henderson, NV (18:00) *

35. 5 Nov. 2015 University of Nevada (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV (14:30) *

34. 12 Oct. 2015 Men's Club St. Jude, Westlake Village, CA (19:00) *

33. 29 Aug. 2015 OASIS, National Space Society, Inglewood, CA (15:30) *

32. 1 Aug. 2015 Cypress Public Library, Cypress CA (14:30) *

31. 18 Jun. 2015 AIAA Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (19:30) *

30. 14 May 2015 Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA (19:30) *

29. 13 May 2015 Historical Society of the Mojave, Ridgecrest, CA (19:00) *

28. 20 Feb. 2015 Red Barons, Torrance, CA (13:00) *

27. 31 Jan. 2015 Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine, CA (14:00) *

26. 18 Oct. 2014 Western Museum of Flight, Torrance, CA (11:00) *

25. 12 Oct. 2014 Beatty Museum, Beatty, NV (15:00) *

24. 11 Oct. 2014 Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah, NV (15:00) *

23. 3 Oct. 2014 Orange County Astronomers, Orange, CA (19:30) *

22. 13 Sep. 2014 Tustin Public Library, Tustin, CA (14:00) *

21. 12 Jun. 2014 Association of Naval Aviation, Garden Grove, CA (11:00) *

20. 21 May 2014 AIAA San Francisco, Mountain View, CA (19:30) *

19. 18 May 2014 Opera House, Randsburg, CA (15:00) *

18. 18 May 2014 Michael Adams Memorial Re-Dedication (11:00) ***

17. 17 May 2014 AIAA China Lake, Ridgecrest, CA (18:30) *

16. 10 May 2014 Spacefest VI, Pasadena, CA (Outward Odyssey) (14:00) ***

15. 9 May 2014 Spacefest VI, Pasadena, CA (14:00) *

14. 26 Apr. 2014 Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, CA (13:00) *

13. 8 Apr. 2014 Vernon P. Saxon Aerospace Museum, Boron, CA (12:00) *

12. 15 Mar. 2014 Experimental Aircraft Association, Compton, CA (09:30) *

11. 13 Mar. 2014 AIAA Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA (18:00) *

10. 13 Mar. 2014 Scaled Composites, Mojave, CA (11:30) *

09. 25 Jan. 2014 Rancho Santa Margarita Library, RSM, CA (15:00) *

08. 21 Jan. 2014 Fullerton Airport Pilots Association, Fullerton, CA (19:45) *

07. 18 Nov. 2013 Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA (19:30) *

06. 22 Oct. 2013 AIAA, Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA (18:30) *

05. 6 Oct. 2013 Weisbrod Air Museum, Pueblo, CO (14:00) *

04. 26 Nov. 2011 LosCon 38, Los Angeles, CA (11:30) *

03. 1993 Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Santa Barabara, CA (14:00) *

02. 9 Jun. 1989 Rockwell Family Night, Downey, CA (19:00) *

01. 23 Jul. 1987 Vandenberg AFB Space Week, Lompoc, CA (10:00) *

 

Program Abstract: "The X-15 Rocket

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With the Soviet Union’s launch

Ms. Evans’ presentation focuses on

Beyond the X-15 are the

In her research, Ms. Evans

 

Program Abstract: "In the Line

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The X-15 rocket plane was

As soon as the first

Adams saw the X-15 as

Michelle Evans’ research for her

 

Author Biography

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Michelle Evans is the founder

Michelle's background in aerospace engineering

Michelle has been recognized as

 

Comments from people who have seen the X-15 presentation

"Both Michelle Evans' book and presentation bring to life an often overlooked yet dynamic and exciting moment in history. By making complex technology clearly understandable and telling the story through the lives of intriguing personalities at the heart of the action, I felt like I was there."

—Francis French, San Diego Air & Space Museum

"There are no words to describe how awesome the entire event and experience was to me. I can hardly describe it to my sister and mother. Anyone attending your presentations on the X-15 and my dad will surely feel as if they know the man behind the suit much better. Thank you for caring about something that happened so long ago and keeping the X-15 program and my dad's spirit alive.”

—Brent Adams, son of X-15 Pilot/Astronaut Michael Adams

“It was terrific; we really enjoyed it.”

—Jerry, AIAA Orange County

I did not expect to be so fascinated by the stories of the pilots and the people involved in the program, rather than the hardware."

—Jay, Palm Springs Air Museum

“Thank you again for the marvelous talk. What a fascinating period of history.”

—Laura, Griffith Observatory

“I learned more about the X-15 in an hour than most people learn in a lifetime!”

—Marty, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Las Vegas

“Your presentation was comprehensive while still being accessible to those listeners that walked in with little to no background knowledge about the X-15. The mix of technical information and challenges, along with the personal stories of the people involved, really made the entire lecture a hit with our audience.”

—Greg, Palm Springs Air Museum

"It was an enthusiastic group and one of the larger turnouts we've had for a speaker in a while."

—Jeff, AIAA China Lake

“I really enjoyed your presentation and getting to meet you. It was a fantastic evening and you had me and the rest of the audience enthralled in your stories.”

—Stephanie, AIAA San Francisco

“Your talk was so entertaining. Thank you for sharing it with us!”

—Jenny, Rancho Santa Margarita Library

“Your talk is worth an 800-mile round trip drive!”

—Francis, Pima Air & Space Museum

“Your lecture was wonderful! You really know your stuff and I am very impressed as were many people. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us.”

—Lisa, Griffith Observatory

“Thank you again for attending and giving a great presentation.”

—Eric, AIAA San Francisco

Preparing to start a presentation.

“Great job today.  Kept everyone's interest.”

—Tim, Association of Naval Aviation

“Thanks for your participation. You make us look good!”

—Kim, Spacefest

“Thanks so much for taking the time to come and speak to our section. It was a very fun and interesting talk.”

—Watson, AIAA San Francisco

"Attendees came away with an appreciation of what might have been a more incremental route to space, as well as the people who made it happen.”

—Seth, AIAA Los Angeles, National Space Society Ambassador

"Your talk did live up to our expectations.  I think the audience appreciated it very much.  I know I did.”

—Jim, AIAA Orange County

The "Outward Odyssey" Team

Authors from the series: "Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight" at Spacefest VI on 10 May 2014

(L-R) Rob Taylor, University of Nebraska Press. Jay Gallentine, "Ambassadors from Earth." Michelle Evans, "The X-15 Rocket Plane." Francis French, "Into That Silent Sea" and "In the Shadow of the Moon." Amy Shira Teitel. Robert Pearlman and Geoffrey Bowman, "Footprints in the Dust." David Hitt, "Homesteading Space." Heather Smith "Bold They Rise" (written with David Hitt). Rick Houston, "Wheels Stop."

Not shown from Outward Odyssey are Colin Burgess (Series Editor and author), Chris Gainor, "To A Distant Day." Chris Dubbs, "Realizing Tomorrow."