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“Thompson is especially strong in describing the human dimension of the X-15 effort, enlivening the narrative with both heroic and humorous anecdotes.”—Air Power History
“Couldn’t put it down.”—U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
“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. Highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly
“. . . a very worthwhile book.”—New Scientist
Posted July 11, 2001
Talking about ¿pushing the envelop¿ of flight testing. In this book, Milton O. Thompson accomplished pushing the envelop of satire in a delightful account of mostly serious flight test scenarios. I couldn¿t help but wonder how much fun it must have been for him to be a major, contributing part of a cutting edge aeronautical engineering team. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in ¿real engineering adventures¿.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2000
Interested in the X-15 program, I found this book at a local library and read it in a matter of days. Milton Thompson's detailed discussion of individual X-15 test flights is especially good. I recommend this book to anyone interested in aviation history. This book is a must read for any aerospace engineer!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.