THE X-15 PROGRAM IN RETROSPECT

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John V. Becker

Chief, Aero-Physics Div.,
NASA Langley Research Center,
Hampton, Va., U.S.A.

Fellow, American Institute of
Aeronautocs and Astronautics
INTRODUCTION

PILOTING ASPECTS

HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMICS

LAMINAR FLOW

TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER

STRUCTURES

OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBSYSTEMS

FOLLOW-ON SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AIRCRAFT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

REFERENCES


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