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X-15 Diary: The Story of America's First Space Ship

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X-15 Diary: The Story of America's First Space Ship - Tregaskis, Richard, and Crossfield, A Scott (Foreword by)
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Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. The dramatic tale of the golden age of this experimental plane comes vividly to life through the writing of the celebrated reporter Richard Tregaskis ...

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X-15 Diary: The Story of America's First Space Ship 2004, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803294561

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