X-15 Rocket Plane (BOK)

Michelle L Evans

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With the Soviet Uniona'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 throttle and how to safely re-enter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing.

This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the X-15 program many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And finally it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the X-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing thirty-one American astronauts had flown into spacea"eight of them astronaut-pilots of the X-15. The X-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers and the others who made it happen to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Michelle L Evans
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803228405
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 23,4cm x 16,2cm x 3,7cm
Vekt 862 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Joe Engle