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

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

By  Milton O. Thompson , Foreword by  Neil A. Armstrong
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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.

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

ISBN: 9781588340788

ISBN-10: 9781588340788

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

Publication Date: 02/17/2003 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/17/2003 - 12:00am

Pages: 392

Language: English


History / Military / Aviation & Space

History / United States / 20th Century

Transportation / Aviation / History