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Wingless Flight The Lifting Body Story

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ISBN-10: 1493625691

ISBN-13: 9781493625697

Edition: N/A

Authors: National Aeronautics Administration, R. Dale Reed, Darlene Lister

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"Wingless Flight" tells the story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown, the lifting bodies. It is a story about friends and colleagues who committed a significant part of their lives in the 1960s and 1970s to prove that the concept was a viable one for use in spacecraft of the future. This story, filled with drama and adventure, is about the twelve-year period from 1963 to 1975 in which eight different lifting-body configurations flew. Benefits from this effort immediately influenced the design and operational concepts of the winged NASA Shuttle Orbiter. However, the full benefits would not be realized until the 1990s when new spacecraft such as the X-33 and X-38 would fully…    
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Book details

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English