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At the Edge of Space by Milton O. Thompson

At the Edge of Space

  • Paperback $24.95

    Feb 17, 2003 | 392 Pages

  • Ebook $23.99

    Aug 06, 2013 | 392 Pages

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“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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