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The X-15 rocket plane : flying the first wings into space

Author: Michelle Evans
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Outward odyssey.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the Soviet Union{u2019}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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Evans
ISBN: 9780803228405 0803228406
OCLC Number: 815824846
Description: xxv, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Outward odyssey.
Responsibility: Michelle Evans ; foreword by Joe H. Engle.

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"Long before the space shuttle, the United States was flying astronauts with the courage of lions into space aboard wings of steel. This is the story of the astonishing X-15, America's first space Read more...

 
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