At the Edge of Space

At the Edge of Space : The X-15 Flight Program

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 30mm | 621.42g
  • Smithsonian Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 70 B&W PHOTOS
  • 1588340783
  • 9781588340788
  • 413,351

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"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.
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About Milton O. Thompson

Milton O. Thompson (1926-1993) was chief engineer at the NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility in Edwards, California.
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