Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot

By: Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good + to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two tiny edge tears to the foredge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several long edge tears (rear spine joint mainly) along with several other smaller edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "All his life Test Pilot Scott Crossfield has carried on a love affair with airplanes. As a child he learned secretly how to fly, and the unyielding ambition to become a superb aviator spurred him to overcome a serious childhood disease. Working for the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) , Crossfield achieved national renown testing the rocket-powered planes, X-1, and Skyrocket, taking them to amazing heights where - man had a new view of his life and the world -. He has logged more rocket plane flights than most of the chief test pilots combined." He also test piloted and advised on the X-15 experimental plane." "The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. "Pete" Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m) , a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) , has remained unchallenged as of March 2017. "

Title: Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot

Author Name: Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The World Publishing Company: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A33870

Keywords: Astronautics A. Scott Crossfield Clay Blair Jr. Experimental aircraft Aeronatics Test pilots Biography Autobiography Aeronautics / Astronautics,