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X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual

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The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine capable of producing 70,000 pounds of thrust at peak altitude, the X-15 pushed the envelope for manned aircraft past the post office. Notably, both Apollo commander Neil Armstrong and Space Shuttle commander Joe Engle piloted the X-15. Originally highly restricted, the manual was recently declassified and is here ...
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Overview

The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine capable of producing 70,000 pounds of thrust at peak altitude, the X-15 pushed the envelope for manned aircraft past the post office. Notably, both Apollo commander Neil Armstrong and Space Shuttle commander Joe Engle piloted the X-15. Originally highly restricted, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable black and white facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411698246
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 0.42 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    Step into the cockpit of the plane that flew into SPACE!

    The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine capable of producing 70,000 pounds of thrust at peak altitude, the X-15 pushed the envelope for manned aircraft past the post office. Notably, both Apollo commander Neil Armstrong and Space Shuttle commander Joe Engle piloted the X-15. Originally highly restricted, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. It includes both the original 1963 Utility Flight Manual and the X-15 Ground Rescue guide, made for the crews who serviced the aircraft and whose lives pilots depended for help in a forced landing. This affordable black and white facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text. Quite a neat way to learn about this awesome plane!!

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