The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space

Ebook Details


Michelle L. Evans, Joe H. Engle

Year 2013
Pages 480
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Language en
ISBN 9780803228405
File Size 4.66 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 128
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Ebook Description

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.