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At the Edge of Space The X-15 Flight Program

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ISBN-10: 1588340783

ISBN-13: 9781588340788

Edition: 2003

Authors: Milton O. Thompson, Neil A. Armstrong

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Thompson's adrenaline-fueled account of the X-15 program is the ultimate insider's view. It is all in this text, from late-night uncertainties in desert bars to the monumental technical challenges, to the record-breaking flights themselves.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 2/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Men
Flight 3-65-97
The Ingredients
The Machine
The Operation
The Program
Program Phases
Demonstration Phase (1959-1962)
In the Contrails of Giants (1962-1964)
Trial by Fire and Water (1964-1968)
Results and Unanticipated Problems
Triumph and Tragedy
Toward Mach 7--The X-15A-2
Sometimes the Bull Wins
The End
Author's Note
Flight Logs
Pilot Statistics
Aircraft Availability
Typical X-15 Flight Plan
Index