The X-15 Rocket Plane

The X-15 Rocket Plane

Flying the First Wings Into Space

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Lincoln :, University of Nebraska Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780803246843
0803246846
9781299405851
1299405851
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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