At the Edge of Space: The X-15 Flight Program

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
6.04 X 9.16 X 1.07 inches | 1.27 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588340788
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About the Author

Milton O. Thompson (1926-1993) was chief engineer at the NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility in Edwards, California.

Reviews

"Thompson brings the era to life, describing the triumph and tragedy of the pilots and technicians that worked on perhaps the country's most ambitious Xplane testing program."--Sky & Telescope

"Thompson is especially strong in describing the human dimension of the X-15 effort, enlivening the narrative with both heroic and humorous anecdotes."--Air Power History

"Couldn't put it down."--U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

"Thompson's well-written history of the program captures the technical challenges, the camaraderie and, most of all, the high adventure of X-15 flight. Highly recommended."--Publishers Weekly

". . . a very worthwhile book."--New Scientist