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

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In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X-15 program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program. Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.

  • ASIN: B00DFIDW9K
Rocket Research Plane - The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of

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With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight.Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science: how to handle the heat generated at speeds up to Mach 7, how to make a rocket propulsion system that could throttle, and how to safely reenter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing.This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the X-15 program, many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And, finally, it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the X-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thirty-one American astronauts had flown into space—eight of them astronaut-pilots of the X-15. The X-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers, and the others who made it happen, to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight.Browse more spaceflight books at upinspace.org.

  • Brand: Brand: University of Nebraska Press
  • ASIN: 0803228406
Rocket Research Plane - X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age (Smithsonian Series)
X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age (Smithsonian

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In X-15, the exciting story of the X-15 - the iconic rocket plane of the Cold War space race - is recounted by John Anderson, curator of aerodynamics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This experimental space plane was on the cutting edge of hypersonic aerodynamics, and its winged reentry from space foreshadowed the development of the Space Shuttle decades later. Launched from the wing of a modified B-52 bomber - again foretelling a concept that would be used decades later, in this case by Space Ship One and Space Ship Two - the ship rocketed higher and faster than any manned aircraft of the time. Designed to approach seven times the speed of sound, it was the first hypersonic aircraft ever created and was engineered to function both in the Earth's atmosphere and at the edge of space. Illustrated with period NASA and USAF photographs, as well as exclusive Smithsonian photography of the first of three X-15s built, X-15 captures the risks and dangers of the X-15 program as Anderson follows the test pilots (including Neil Armstrong) who pushed the very limits of their piloting skills to master groundbreaking experimental technology. Even with the fatal crash of the third X-15, the overall success of the program helped pave the way for NASA to continue to the Moon - an...

  • ASIN: 0760344450
  • UPC: 752748344457
Rocket Research Plane - X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight - Encyclopedic History of America's First Hypersonic Rocket-powered Aircraft and Space Plane - Million Horsepower Engine, Muroc, Edwards AFB, Flight Program
X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight - Encyclopedic History of America's First Hypersonic Rocket-powered Aircraft and Space Plane - Million Horsepower Engine, Muroc, Edwards AFB, Flight

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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent history of the famous X-15 rocket plane, called by Neil Armstrong "the most successful research airplane in history." This is a truly authoritative work covering all aspects of the historic program.CHAPTER 1: A NEW SCIENCE * X-PLANES * WHAT WAS ACHIEVED? * HYPERSONICS * THE MISSILE INFLUENCE * MILITARY SUPPORT * A CONVINCING CASE * THE DOUGLAS MODEL 671 * CHAPTER 2: A HYPERSONIC RESEARCH AIRPLANE * DEVELOPING A CONSENSUS * ENGINE OPTIONS * THE COMPETITION * The Bell Proposal * The Douglas Proposal * The North American Proposal * The Republic Proposal * THE AIRFRAME EVALUATION * SECOND THOUGHTS * CHAPTER 3: CONFLICT AND INNOVATION * CHANGES * THE FIRST INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (1956) * MOCKUP INSPECTION * STRUCTURAL FABRICATION * HIGH ALTITUDE GIRDLES * Crossfield's Crusade * Improved Girdles for the Masses * Post X-15 * ESCAPE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT * STABLE PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT * BALL NOSE DEVELOPMENT * FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS * LANDING GEAR EVOLUTION * THE SECOND INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (1958) * CHAPTER 4: THE MILLION-HORSEPOWER ENGINE * ENGINE PROPOSALS * THE ENGINE EVALUATION * ENGINE AWARD * THE TR-139 * THE 1956 INDUSTRY CONFERENCE * MORE PROBLEMS * ROCKETS IN THE HIGH DESERT * CONTINUING ...

  • ASIN: B00YSITUEM
Rocket Research Plane - X-Plane Crashes: Exploring Experimental, Rocket Plane & Spycraft Incidents, Accidents & Crash Sites
X-Plane Crashes: Exploring Experimental, Rocket Plane & Spycraft Incidents, Accidents & Crash

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Known as "The X-Hunters", authors Peter W. Merlin and Tony Moore have located more than 100 crash sites of exotic aircraft from Edwards Air Force Base and Area 51. Together, they have recovered parts of supersonic rocket planes, stealthy spy craft, and vehicles that have reached the edge of space. Each story in the book profiles an unusual aircraft and the brave men who flew them. The authors examine the contributing causes of each crash and use then-and-now photographs to illustrate their findings. The stories end with The X-Hunters' search for the crash site and what they discovered. Each adventure combines C.S.I.-type skills with X-Files persistence, with a dash of Indiana Jones for adventure. Aircraft profiled include the YB-49 and a pair of N9M flying wings, X-1A, X-1D, VB-51, XB-70, SR-71, YF-12, U-2 prototype, and many more.

  • Brand: Brand: Specialty Pr Pub n Wholesalers
  • ASIN: 158007121X
Rocket Research Plane - Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale
Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48

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Corsair F4U-4 US Navy/Marines inverted gull wing fighter. Featuring raised panel lines, actual folding wings, retracting landing gear and doors. Optional armament, 3 external drop tanks, 2 - 1000 lbs. bombs and 8 underwing rockets.

  • Color: multi/none
  • Brand: Revell
  • ASIN: B000IVPXC6
  • UPC: 885247478597
Rocket Research Plane - North American X-15 Rocket Powered Manned winged Test Aircraft
North American X-15 Rocket Powered Manned winged Test

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"North American's X-15 Story"A collection of films and newsreels on the Famous X-15 and other amazing x-planes that made history. The X-15 broke almost every record for a manned winged flight until the Space Shuttle. The X-15 climbed over 67 miles and flew over Mach 6, which is over 4000 MPH. The X-15 also had a great safety record with only 3 crashes no fatalities.1st Film; "NASA and the X-15". A short film by NASA an a summation of the X-15 program throughout the years. 4:54 M2nd Film"X-15 Documentary". A great NASA and USAF film on the early days and flights of the X-15. The film also includes the 6 years of development of the aircraft. The X-15 was the 1st manned space flight from a controllable winged aircraft. 26:39 M3rd Film: "X-15 Research Program". This film is by NASA about the need to study manned flight into space and hypersonic studies. Going "Above and Beyond", the x-15 was one of America's greatest space manned flight of all time. Another great film and narrated by Jack Webb . 27:26 M4th Film: "Toward the Unexplored". This is a Air Force film about the Muroc early days in Mojave desert that eventually became known as Edwards Air Force Base. This film shows the early days to chuck Yeager's x-1 and many of it's other contributions the aviation. 24:35 M 5th Film; "The...

  • ASIN: B00EPYYZXU
  • UPC: 859501004426
Rocket Research Plane - Chuck Yeager w/ Bell X-1 Rocket Plane 8x10 Silver Halide Photo Print
Chuck Yeager w/ Bell X-1 Rocket Plane 8x10 Silver Halide Photo

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Photo of Captain Chuck Yeager with the Bell X-1 rocket research plane. Charles E. Chuck Yeager became the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound.PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: U.S. Air ForceABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHSIf you're looking for the highest quality photo available of this image, then we're confident that you've found it. We actually do things different here, mixing the best of today's print and restoration technologies with old fashioned hard work and artistry. People still make the artistic decisions, not computers. And we print real light exposed and chemical processed prints using Kodak Professional Endura archival photo paper. Since our start online in 2001, we've served more than 30,000 customers with a 99.9% satisfaction rating. What you are buying here is a REAL PHOTOGRAPH! At The McMahan Photo Art Gallery & Archive, you are always buying the best!Each print is given a final inspection before leaving the studio, then is sealed in archival plastic and properly packaged to survive the journey to you. Every order is backed by our 30 Day 100% RAVING FAN GUARANTEE! In the unlikely event that your print is damaged, lost, or if you are not totally thrilled by your new print, you are entitled to your choice of an exchange or a refund. Isn't that how it should be? We real...

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  • ASIN: B004G387W0
Rocket Research Plane - X-15: The NASA Mission Reports: Apogee Books Space Series 13
X-15: The NASA Mission Reports: Apogee Books Space Series

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  • ASIN: 1896522653
Rocket Research Plane - Proceedings of the X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Celebration - NASA Conference Publication 3105 - Historic Hypersonic Rocket-powered Spaceplane and Aircraft Tales, X-30 and Space Shuttle
Proceedings of the X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Celebration - NASA Conference Publication 3105 - Historic Hypersonic Rocket-powered Spaceplane and Aircraft Tales, X-30 and Space

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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent report on the historic X-15 program. A technical symposium and pilots' panel discussion were held on June 8,1989, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first free flight of the X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft. The symposium featured technical presentations by former key Government and industry participants in the advocacy, design, manufacturing, and flight research program activities. The X-15's technical contributions to the X-30 are cited. The panel discussion participants included seven of the eight surviving research pilots who flew the X-15 experimental aircraft to world altitude and speed records which still stand. Pilots' remarks include descriptions of their most memorable X-15 flight experience. The report also includes a historical perspective of the X-15 by noted aerospace author and historian Dr. Richard P. Hallion.WELCOME * Dr. Dale L. Compton * INTRODUCTION * Theodore G. Ayers * X-15 CONCEPT EVOLUTION * Dr. Walter C. Williams * Epilogue * X-15 HARDWARE DESIGN CHALLENGES * Dr. Harrison A. Storms, Jr. * X-15: THE PERSPECTIVE OF HISTORY * Dr. Richard P. Hallion * THE LEGACY OF THE X-15 * Dr. Charles J. Donlan * References * X-15 CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE X-30 * Rob...

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