24 x 30 in
Completed 2012, and awarded Honorable Mention at the American Society of Aviation Artists' 2012 exhibition.
Purchased by NASA Art Program, on display at Ames Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base.
Available from Tsuga as a fine-art reproduction.
On August 25th, 1947, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Marion Carl set a new world speed record of 650.606 miles per hour over the course laid out at Muroc Air Force Base (now Edwards Air Force Base) At 6'2" tall, Carl was unable to wear a hard helmet in the cramped cockpit of the Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, and wore the same style leather head gear he had worn as a decorated combat pilot in World War II.