X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight

The X-15 was the ultimate "X" vehicle. Built in the 1950s, she became the fastest and highest-flying winged ai

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English Pages (xxii, 681 pages) : illustrations Year 2007;2011

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X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight

Table of contents :
Foreword / William H. Dana --
Rockets over the high desert --
A new science --
A hypersonic research airplane --
Conflict and innovation --
The million-horsepower engine --
High range and dry lakes --
Preparations --
The flight program --
The research program --
Selected biographies. Michael J. Adams
Neil A. Armstrong
John V. Becker
Paul F. Bikle
A. Scott Crossfield
William H. Dana
Hugh L. Dryden
Joe H. Engle
Charles H. Feltz
Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr.
William J. Knight
John A. Manke
John B. McKay
Forrest S. Peterson
Robert A. Rushworth
Hartley A. Soulé
Harrison A. Storms, Jr.
Milton O. Thompson
Joseph A. Walker
Alvin S. White
Robert M. White
Walter C. Williams --
Flight log --
Physical characteristics of the X-15 airplane.

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