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Wingless Flight By R. Dale Reed

Wingless Flight

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An in-depth account of the entire NASA/Air Force lifting-body program written by the engineer who initiated it. Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrate the potential of the design that led to the Space Shuttle and its proposed new life as the escape pod for the Space Station.
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Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story by R. Dale Reed

Most lifting bodies, or "flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between Earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get offical permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the design that led to the space shuttle. This volume takes the reader behind the scenes with a blend of technical information and detail. The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station.

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"Presents an in-depth account of the entire NASA/Air Force lifting-body program written by the engineer who initiated it." - Aviation History

About R. Dale Reed


R. Dale Reed retired from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in 1985 but still works with NASA as a contract engineer. He has authored numerous articles and technical reports, managed nineteen NASA programs, and acquired four patents.

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GOR010718455
Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story by R. Dale Reed
R. Dale Reed
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University Press of Kentucky
2002-06-30
264
0813190266
9780813190266
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