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Author Evans, Michelle, 1955-

Title The X-15 rocket plane : flying the first wings into space / Michelle Evans ; foreword by Joe H. Engle.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource
Series Outward odyssey : a people's history of spaceflight.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The whole nine yards -- A record high -- Gaining speed -- Naval engagement -- Changing course -- Straight and steady -- Skipping out -- On a roll -- Inconel meets celluloid -- Fastest man alive -- Chasing experiments -- In the line of duty -- Snow at Edwards -- Afterword.
Summary 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 thrott.
Subject X-15 (Rocket aircraft)
Research aircraft -- United States.
Aerodynamics, Hypersonic -- Research -- United States -- History.
TRANSPORTATION -- Aviation -- General.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Aerodynamics, Hypersonic -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00798220
Research aircraft. (OCoLC)fst01095256
X-15 (Rocket aircraft) (OCoLC)fst01181801
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Evans, Michelle, 1955- X-15 rocket plane. 9780803228405 0803228406 (DLC) 2012047260
ISBN 0803246846 (electronic bk.)
9780803246843 (electronic bk.)
1299405851 (electronic bk.)
9781299405851 (electronic bk.)
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