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Author White, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1924-2010.

Title Higher and faster : memoir of a pioneering Air Force test pilot / Robert M. White and Jack L. Summers ; foreword by Neil A. Armstrong.

Publication Info. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Rare Books Room  RB 358.4009 WHITE    In-Library Use Only
Description 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents The formative years -- Up in the air junior birdman -- My first war -- A guest of the enemy -- Career management 101 -- A pilot's dream -- A brief history lesson -- The fun begins -- Riding the rocket -- Pushing the envelope -- Distractions, decorations, and disaster -- Goodbye Edwards, hello Bitburg -- Another war -- The FX program -- Home again -- Back to school -- The last stop -- Going home -- Reflections.
Summary "In 1961, pilot Robert W. White flew a hypersonic rocket-powered airplane six times faster than the speed of sound and higher than 300,000 feet above the Earth. This is his story, tracing his childhood, his years as a pilot and POW during World War II, and his rise as an experimental test pilot in the Air Force"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject White, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1924-2010.
Test pilots -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
Added Author Summers, Jack L., 1939-
ISBN 9780786449897 (softcover ;) (alk. paper)
0786449896 (softcover ;) (alk. paper)
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