skip to content
X-15 : extending the frontiers of flight Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

X-15 : extending the frontiers of flight

Author: Dennis R Jenkins
Publisher: Washington DC : NASA, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The X-15 was the ultimate "X" vehicle. Built in the 1950s, she became the fastest and highest-flying winged aircraft of its time. During 199 flights from 1959 through 1968, she collected data about hypersonic flight that was invaluable to aeronautics and to developers of the space shuttle. This book describes the genesis of the program, the design and construction of the aircraft, years of research flights and the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Jenkins
ISBN: 9780160792854 0160792851
OCLC Number: 174134217
Description: xxii, 681 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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.
Responsibility: Dennis R. Jenkins.
More information:

Abstract:

The X-15 was the ultimate "X" vehicle. Built in the 1950s, she became the fastest and highest-flying winged aircraft of its time. During 199 flights from 1959 through 1968, she collected data about hypersonic flight that was invaluable to aeronautics and to developers of the space shuttle. This book describes the genesis of the program, the design and construction of the aircraft, years of research flights and the experiments that flew aboard them.-publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/174134217>
library:oclcnum"174134217"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/174134217>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1181801>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Aerodynamics, Hypersonic--Research."@en
schema:name"X-15 (Rocket aircraft)"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2007"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:description"The X-15 was the ultimate "X" vehicle. Built in the 1950s, she became the fastest and highest-flying winged aircraft of its time. During 199 flights from 1959 through 1968, she collected data about hypersonic flight that was invaluable to aeronautics and to developers of the space shuttle. This book describes the genesis of the program, the design and construction of the aircraft, years of research flights and the experiments that flew aboard them.-publisher description."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/114639970>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"X-15 : extending the frontiers of flight"@en
schema:numberOfPages"681"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.