At the Edge of Space : The X-15 Flight Program

At the Edge of Space : The X-15 Flight Program

Book Title: At the Edge of Space : The X-15 Flight Program

Author: Michelle L. Evans

Format: Paperback | 392 pages

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2003

ISBN-13: 9781588340788

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X-15 program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield and the author among them) chosen for the program. Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.