X-15 Research Results

X-15 Research Results

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by Wendell Stillwell
     
 

The X-15 was the first USAF and NASA project for manned spaceflight. Its goal was to explore ballistic flight, winged reentry, and gliding recovery from space. It was a stepping stone to later developments that would lead to manned orbital spaceflight. In the joint X-15 hypersonic research program that NASA conducted with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American…  See more details below

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The X-15 was the first USAF and NASA project for manned spaceflight. Its goal was to explore ballistic flight, winged reentry, and gliding recovery from space. It was a stepping stone to later developments that would lead to manned orbital spaceflight. In the joint X-15 hypersonic research program that NASA conducted with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation, Inc., the aircraft flew over a period of nearly 10 years and set the world's unofficial speed and altitude records of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7) and 354,200 ft in a program to investigate all aspects of piloted hypersonic flight. Information gained from the highly successful X-15 program contributed to the development of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo piloted spaceflight programs as well as the Space Shuttle program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012123022
Publisher:
Avalon Publishers
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
897,014
File size:
1 MB

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