The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings Into Space [Audiobook] download free by Michelle L. Evans

The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings Into Space Audiobook download free by Michelle L. Evans
  • Listen audiobook: The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings Into Space
  • Author: Michelle L. Evans
  • Release date: 2013/9/29
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780803228405
  • Rating: 9.05 of 10
  • Votes: 582
  • Review by: Alfredo Lorenzo
  • Review rating: 7.2 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/11
  • Duration: 5H53M in 256 kbps (96 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-29
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WAV, Vorbis, WMA, MP3, FLAC (compression RAR, ZIP, TBZ2, TBZ, LZO, Z)
  • Total pages original book: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 32M39S (8.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: With the Soviet Union's launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight.Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science: how to handle the heat generated at speeds up to Mach 7, how to make a rocket propulsion system that could throttle, and how to safely reenter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing.This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the X-15 program, many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And, finally, it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the X-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thirty-one American astronauts had flown into space-eight of them astronaut-pilots of the X-15. The X-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers, and the others who made it happen, to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight.Browse more spaceflight books at
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Astrophysics, Astronautics, Aerospace & Aviation Technology, Aircraft, History Of The Americas, History Of Science
  • Download servers:, Uploaded, FreakShare, Torrent, Google Drive, FileServe, Zippyshare, Dropbox, Gett. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TBZ2, TBZ, LZO, Z
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 42.50 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x37.59mm
  • Weight: 848.22g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Lincoln, United States

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