Cam Martin (no relation - authored the article that appeared in Feb 2011 SOARING on the record flights and Paul Bikle's 1-23) just sent over several photos. Taken last week, the images are Bikle's sons reassembling their father's sailplane in the hanger at Edwards Dryden Flight Research Center. Paul was Director of the Center at the time the altitude records were set and I thought you all would enjoy some closeups for detail.
The Altitude Gained record of 42,303 feet set 50 years ago last month still stands!
All photos courtesy of Tony Landis, NASA Dryden.