Flying without Wings

4 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
9780947554781: Flying without Wings

Written by a pilot/engineer who participated in every phase of NASA's lifting body program, Flying Without Wings documents the adventure, triumphs, setbacks, and fun of pioneering a technology that allowed astronauts to accomplish lifting reentries and precise runway landings. He tells how, after the cancellation of the Air Force's Dyna-Soar program, the first lifting body projects such as the Parasev paraglider and the M2-F1 were built on shoestring budgets at Edwards Air Force Base, California, often without the knowledge of officials at the NASA headquarters.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


In Flying Without Wings, Milton Thompson, a test pilot with the lifting body programs, and historian Curtis Peebles give a detailed account of the test programs that took place at Edwards in the 1960s and early 1970s. From the Paresev, a test of a parafoil glider once considered for the Gemini capsules, to the M2 series of lifting bodies, the HL-10, and the X-24, Thompson provides a personal account of his experiences with their test programs -- Jeff Foust, Spaceviews: The Online Publication of Space Exploration, August, 1999

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book

Shipping: US$ 12.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Thompson, Milton O. and Peebles, Curtis
ISBN 10: 0947554785 ISBN 13: 9780947554781
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Westland Books
(Wymondham, United Kingdom)

Book Description Very Good. UK stocked, available immediately. Hardcover, published by Crecy Publishing in 1999. First edition. A lovely bright copy throughout, with unmarked contents. Minor edge rubbing only. The unclipped dustjacket is in excellent condition, with minor rubbing only. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # st10xasd540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 43.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds