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Author Reed, R. Dale, 1930-

Title Wingless flight : the lifting body story / R. Dale Reed, with Darlene Lister ; foreword by Chuck Yeager
Published Lexington : University of Kentucky Press, [2002]


Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Note to Paperback Edition; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Adventure Begins; Chapter 2 Flying Bathtub -- Chapter 3 Commitment to Risk; Chapter 4 On to the Heavyweights; Chapter 5 Angry Machines; Chapter 6 Back to the Drawing Board; Chapter 7 Wingless Flight Matures; Chapter 8 Lifting-Body Racehorses; Chapter 9 Wingless Flight Lives On; Appendix; Glossary; A; B; C; D; F; H; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y; Bibliography; About the Author; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Summary Annotation "Wingless Flight is the story of how a small volunteer group of technicians came together to create a wingless airplane and to prove that it could be a practical flying machine. Beginning in 1963, Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the lifting body design that eventually led to the Space Shuttle and is now in use with the X-38 escape craft to be used on the International Space Station. Reed goes behind the scenes with just the right blend of technical information and profiles of the dedicated people who designed, built, and eventually flew NASA and Air Force lifting bodies."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject NASA Dryden Flight Research Center -- History
SUBJECT NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. fast (OCoLC)fst00708052
Subject Lifting bodies (Aeronautics) -- United States -- Design and construction -- History
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lister, Darlene, 1945-
Yeager, Chuck, 1923-2020
ISBN 9780813161600