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The Resource Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier, Dominick A. Pisano, F. Robert van der Linden, and Frank H. Winter

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier, Dominick A. Pisano, F. Robert van der Linden, and Frank H. Winter

Label
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier
Title
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1
Title remainder
breaking the sound barrier
Statement of responsibility
Dominick A. Pisano, F. Robert van der Linden, and Frank H. Winter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1: Breaking the Sound Barrier tells the story behind the endeavor to fly supersonically and the legends of aviation - both the people and aircraft - that made it possible. Written by authorities on aeronautics, aviation, and rocketry from the National Air and Space Museum, it presents an insider's view of one of the most significant achievements of the twentieth." "The book describes the many unknowns of supersonic flight at the time - creating an aircraft that could withstand such high speeds without breaking apart and developing a propulsion system that would not explode. Historical black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations accompany the text, both of which bring to life the events that forever changed the course of flight, gave the United States a military advantage for years to come, and helped propel humans into space."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Enhanced by more than one hundred historical photographs, chronicles the development of the Bell X-1 aircraft, the craft in which a young test pilot named Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, detailing the development of the technology involved and exploring the impact of the historical achievement
Biography type
individual biography
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209049
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Pisano, Dominick
Dewey number
623.746
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1923-
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  • Van der Linden, F. Robert
  • Winter, Frank H
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True
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  • Yeager, Chuck
  • High-speed aeronautics
  • Bell X-1 (Supersonic planes)
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
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breaking the sound barrier
Label
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier, Dominick A. Pisano, F. Robert van der Linden, and Frank H. Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The man by Dominick A. Pisano -- The aircraft by F. Robert van der Linden -- The engine by Frank H. Winter -- The flights by F. Robert van der Linden -- The celebrity hero by Dominick A. Pisano
Control code
000028124991
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780810955356
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier, Dominick A. Pisano, F. Robert van der Linden, and Frank H. Winter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The man by Dominick A. Pisano -- The aircraft by F. Robert van der Linden -- The engine by Frank H. Winter -- The flights by F. Robert van der Linden -- The celebrity hero by Dominick A. Pisano
Control code
000028124991
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780810955356
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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