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Nineteen years before Space Shuttle, the small, black, rocket-powered, bullet-shaped X-15 showed it was possible to fly into space. With a million-horsepower engine it could fly twice as fast as a rifle bullet, and this spectacular airplane set records that stood for years. This new softbound edition of the best-selling title is the most extensively researched history of the X-15 program yet produced. Written with the cooperation of surviving X-15 pilots, it is based on six years of research in Air Force, NASA, and North American archives. Covering everything from the testing of the B-52 carrier airplanes, building of the first full-pressure suits for pilots, to details of the flight program derived from the original flight data recordings, this is the complete history of this remarkable machine which will delight military modellers and enthusiasts around the world.
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"If there's anything you want to know about the X-15 program, then this book is for you-and now at a much less expensive rate."--Matt Bittner"Internet Modeler" (09/01/2008) "If you get the impression that this is the most complete, most detailed, and most well-researched book ever written on the X-15 program, then you are correct. This is a book that every aviation enthusiast should have on their shelves. My highest recommendation."-- (08/19/2008) "If you're into the X-15, you'll want to get a copy of this book. Highest recommendation for this one!!!"-- (11/01/2008) "I'm certain enthusiasts everywhere will welcome these affordable reprints of landmark titles. If you missed any of them the first time around, you're in luck now. All three deserve spots in every aviation library. Strongly recommended."-- (03/01/2009) "When all is said and done, I really liked this book and recommend it highly to anyone interested in finding out what the X-15 was all about. A very good mix of technical and historical writing that left me feeling satisfied at the end."-- (02/02/2015)

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