At the Edge of Space

Paperback $24.95

Smithsonian Books | Feb 17, 2003 | 392 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588340788

  • Paperback$24.95

    Smithsonian Books | Feb 17, 2003 | 392 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588340788

  • Ebook$24.95

    Smithsonian Books | Aug 06, 2013 | 392 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588343864

Praise

“Thompson brings the era to life, describing the triumph and tragedy of the pilots and technicians that worked on perhaps the country’s most ambitious Xplane testing program.”—Sky & Telescope

“Thompson is especially strong in describing the human dimension of the X-15 effort, enlivening the narrative with both heroic and humorous anecdotes.”—Air Power History

“Couldn’t put it down.”—U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

“Thompson’s well-written history of the program captures the technical challenges, the camaraderie and, most of all, the high adventure of X-15 flight. Highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly

“. . . a very worthwhile book.”—New Scientist

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