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X-15 research at the edge of space.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

X-15 research at the edge of space.

by United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Published by For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • X-15 (Rocket aircraft)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNASA EP -- 9.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16554873M

      The X was born on October 5, , when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics decided on the need for a manned hypersonic research airplane. After winning an industry-wide competition, North American Aviation designed and built the X X extending the frontiers of flight / (Washington DC: NASA, []), by Dennis R. Jenkins (page images at HathiTrust) The X research airplane. ([Washington, ]), by United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (page images at .

      Today, the X hangs in the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It is in a memorial called Milestones of Flight. In the memorial, there is the X-1, the first airplane to fly faster than : VOA Learning English. Thompson wrote more than 20 articles about flight research and recently co-wrote “The Edge of Space,” a book about the X program. He is survived by five children. Advertisement.

    The X was launched on its first glide flight fifty years ago, on June 8, The X had been carried on four captive flights in March and April before it made a single glide flight. X being hoisted under the wing of the NBA for a mating test on December 2, "The X Rocket Plane is an engaging account of America's push into space before pilots became astronauts, and America began a new era of exploration beyond the Earth to the Moon." (Space Review) “In this gripping book, Michelle Evans brings to life the X and the aerospace pioneers who made it a success.


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United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. X research at the edge of space. Washington, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.

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X research at edge of space. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. at the Edge of Space This joint program by NASA, the Air Force, the Navy, and North American operated the most remarkable of all the rocket research aircraft. Composed of an internal structure of titanium and a skin surface of a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X had its first, unpowered glide flight on June 8,while the.

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever first full-length account of the X program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program/5(48).

With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite inthe Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled by: 3.

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever first full-length account of the X program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program/5.

This semi-technical summary of the X–15 program is directed toward the less publicized aspects of its achievements. the X reached mach (4, mph) andfeet.

the program could have broken every speed and altitude record in the books, but that was not the sole purpose of the X was to enable research at hypersonic velocities and at the edge of space. The legacy. the X program yielded a treasure trove of valuable data.

The North American X was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental X set speed and altitude records in the s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft cturer: North American Aviation.

Three X research aircraft were built and flown: 1. X (serial number ) is located at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC. XA-2 (serial number ) is at the United States Air Force Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. It was the fastest X flown.

X (serial number ) crashed on 15 November during atmospheric re-entry. NASA test pilot Milt Thompson remembered the experience in his book At the Edge of Space: “[The launch] was a surprise no matter how many times I went through it.

It felt as if the X exploded off the hooks. “The pilot did not have much time to waste after : Linda Shiner. In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program.

Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into 4/5(1). This is accompanied by several dramatic artworks by Adam Tooby, of X on the edge of space in and X on its final mission in What Might Have Been.

As its title suggests, the final chapter examines ways in which the X design might have been further developed, should the program have continued beyond   The X program ran from towith three aircraft exploring high altitude and high-speed flight. The research program contributed a wide range of scientific advances that were instrumental in the development of the Space Shuttle and fly by wire control technology, among other things.

The work of flying the X was dangerous and exacting, leading to the. X The World’s Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age. by John Anderson and Richard Passman, Zenith Press, Minneapolis, Minn.,$ Like the X itself, this book is spectacular.

Not intended as a cover-to-cover read but still a great resource for the X fan. I just started Milt Thompson's "At the Edge of Space" and I imagine this is more of a curl up by the fire book. Stay tuned for a review 4/5. About At the Edge of Space.

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever first full-length account of the X program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program.

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever first full-length account of the X program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program/5(44).

X To the Edge of Space Poster. Between June and OctoberNASA's X hypersonic research flights rewrote the rulebook of conventional flight. This poster presents facts, history, achievements and a labeled diagram of the experimental airplane that flew higher and faster than any other winged vehicle besides the space shuttle.

I've watched the X Hypersonic Research At The Edge Of Space Nasa film on youtube and on those flights there weren't any fuel tanks either. That was one of my inspritations for this build apart from the books on the X.

X is a American aviation drama film that presents a fictionalized account of the X research rocket aircraft program, the test pilots who flew the aircraft, and the associated NASA community that supported the program.

X starred David McLean, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore (in her first feature film role), Kenneth Tobey and James film marked the Music by: Nathan Scott.There have been numerous histories of the X program published over the decades, and the latest is The X Rocket Plane.

What makes this book particularly interesting and different from previous titles is the emphasis on the men and women of the X program as opposed to the engineering development of the X, although that is interwoven.From through a decade-long research program employed the North American Aviation X to explore hypersonic flight and technologies needed for space flight.

The X's pioneering flights set records that still have not been broken four decades later, including a top speed of Mach (4, mph) and a peak altitude offeet (