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X-15 Photo Scrapbook

Landis, Tony R.; Dennis R. Jenkins

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ISBN 10: 1580070744 / ISBN 13: 9781580070744
Published by Specialty Press, 2003
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: X-15 Photo Scrapbook

Publisher: Specialty Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

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The North American X-15 was the last in a line of manned rocket-powered research airplanes built during the 1950s to explore ever-faster and higher flight regimes. This was an era before computers were commonplace, and the only way to investigate the unknown was to go there. The program was launched in 1954 specifically to produce the first hypersonic (velocities greater than five times the speed of sound) manned aircraft. Forward-thinking researchers also decided to design the airplane to fly to the edge of space, long before the manned space program had begun in earnest.An in-depth history of the X-15 program may be found in Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 by Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony R. Landis. This book is a collection of illustrations that were assembled for Hypersonic but would not fit into the finished work. Since many of these are significant and most have never before been published, it was decided to print this scrapbook as a companion volume to Hypersonic. With over 350 b/w and 50 color photos, this scrapbook provides an excellent visual look at a very exciting research program.

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Dennis R. Jenkins spent 30 years as an engineer and manager on the Space Shuttle Program and other space-related programs incuding the X-33, Orbital Space Plane, and the Crew Exploration Vehicle.  Most recently he has served as an advisor and investigator on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, and as technical staff to the president's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy and the Space Shuttle Return to Flight Task Group.  He is currently the Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.  Jenkins has written more than 40 books on aerospace subjects.

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