Each year, millions of visitors flock to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to look at the Bell X 1 aircraft the vehicle in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947 This in depth look at the legendary aircraft tells the story of this momentous achievement how the technology was developed, conflicts were resolved, and Yeager and his fellow pilots became the heroic figures depicted in The Right Stuff A wealth of historical photographs of the Bell X 1 enriches the text, which includes such fascinating material as Yeager s official memo about the historic flight This is as close as readers will ever get to being inside the aircraft that paved the way for supersonic flight, thus ushering in the era of space exploration....
|Title||:||Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1: Breaking the Sound Barrier|
|Publisher||:||Harry N Abrams 1st Printing edition May 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||893 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1: Breaking the Sound Barrier Reviews
Lots of small bits of information that were here-to-fore unknown but very informative. Great with the details and technical information and a super addition to my library
Great history of the development of the plane and the rocket engine. Lots of detailed photos of the plane, cockpit and engine. There is much information in this book that you won't find in other books.
My dad is a huge fan of all things Chuck Yeager and he was very pleased with this book.
Excellent review of General Yeager's life and career.
There are not many coffee-table books that also contain gripping prose but this one is an exception. Three historians of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum combine to give written thrust to the natural lift of the pictures of Gen. Chuck Yeager, the Bell X-1, and the fall of the sound barrier.
Easy and interesting reading. Nice information about the early days of supersonic flight. Charpters hilighting the engine, the plane and the flight gives you the idea of how was the work and challenges back on those days.