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Hardcover Flying Without Wings (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight) Book

ISBN: 1560988320

ISBN13: 9781560988328

Flying Without Wings (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight)

This book charts the transformation of aircraft into spacecraft and describes the efforts of a small group of NASA pilots and researchers to prove a seemingly impossible aerodynamic concept that would profoundly influence the history of spaceflight. Flying Without Wings begins in the late 1950s with the design and development of an oddly-shaped wingless aircraft known as lifting bodies. Although this was not the technology used to land on the moon,...

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