At the Edge of Space : The X-15 Flight Program
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-15 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 readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.
- Paperback | 392 pages
- 152 x 228 x 30mm | 621.42g
- 08 May 2003
- Smithsonian Books
- Washington, United States
- 70 B&W PHOTOS
"Thompson's well written history of the program captures the technical challenges, the camaraderie, and, most of all, the high adventure of X-15 flight.
About Milton O. Thompson
Milton O. Thompson (1926-1993) was chief engineer at the NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility in Edwards, California.