The X-15 rocket plane : flying the first wings into space / Michelle Evans ; foreword by Joe H. Engle.
By: Evans, Michelle.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0803246846; 9780803246843; 1299405851; 9781299405851.Subject(s): Research aircraft -- United States | Aerodynamics, Hypersonic -- Research -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: X-15 rocket plane.DDC classification: 629.133/38 LOC classification: TL789.8.U6 | X514 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Afterword.
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.