Higher and Faster

Author: Robert M. White
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458224
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In 1961, pilot Robert M. White flew a hypersonic rocket-powered airplane six times faster than the speed of sound and higher than 300,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. This is his story. Tracing his childhood on the rough streets of Manhattan during the Depression, his years as a pilot and POW during World War II, his service in Korea and Vietnam and his rise as an experimental test pilot in the Air Force, this autobiography is a testament to the role of persistence and excellence in the life of a man whose aeronautical feats are now legend. It is the portrait of an extraordinary man in pursuit of the American dream and a glimpse into a remarkable time in America’s aviation history.

North American X 15

Author: Peter E. Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819934
Format: PDF
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The revolutionary X-15 remains the fastest manned aircraft ever to fly. Built in the two decades following World War II, it was the most successful of the high-speed X-planes. The only recently broken 'sound barrier' was smashed completely by the X-15, which could hit Mach 6.7 and soar to altitudes above 350,000ft, beyond the edge of space. Several pilots qualified as astronauts by flying above 50 miles altitude in the X-15, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. The three X-15s made 199 flights, testing new technologies and techniques which greatly eased America's entry into manned space travel, and made the Apollo missions and Space Shuttle viable propositions. With historical photographs and stunning digital artwork, this is the story of arguably the greatest of the X-Planes.

Mission to Mach 2

Author: Robert Earl Haney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484713
Format: PDF
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The thirty-year period that marked the advent of the supersonic jet in military aviation was a particularly dangerous one for fighter pilots. As they learned to navigate speeds up to Mach 2, discovering the performance limits and weaknesses of the aircraft, their courage and stamina were tested to the limit. This engaging memoir relates the life story of a famed pilot who flew supersonic jets for the United States Air Force during the Cold War through Vietnam and beyond. As a test pilot, a member of the USAF Thunderbirds, a fighter pilot with more than 200 combat missions in the Vietnam War, and a Fighter Weapons School (“Top Gun”) graduate and instructor, he was at the center of the most significant periods in military aviation.

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455810519
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Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X 1

Author: Dominick A. Pisano
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810955356
Format: PDF
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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 technolog

Mossad

Author: Nissim Mischal
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513793
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Kein Geheimdienst weltweit ist so bekannt, keiner so legendär und berüchtigt wie der israelische Auslandsgeheimdienst Mossad. Gefeiert wurde er für das Aufspüren des Kriegsverbrechers Adolf Eichmann, kritisiert für die Ermordung eines marokkanischen Kellners als Vergeltung der Attentate von München 1972. Doch wie arbeitet der Mossad genau? Was sind seine Methoden? Die israelischen Autoren Michael Bar-Zohar und Nissim Mischal zeigen ein Netz aus Spionage, Sabotage und Propaganda und sparen auch die zuletzt bekannt gewordenen Liquidierungen von hochrangigen iranischen Atomphysikern nicht aus.