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Inside this Book – 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 techinical information and fascinating detail. The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station.
Inside this book –Wingless Flight The Lifting Body Story PDF Book by R. Dale Reed – A very dry and detailed look at the NASA lifting body programme, which ran at Edwards Air Force Base throughout most of the 1960s. The author was one of the instigators of the project, and remained on it as a lead engineer (he turned down a managerial role). Unfortunately, my knowledge of aerodynamics is poor, and a lot of the book relies on quite extensive knowledge in order to understand how the lifting bodies worked and why they were so radical. This is a good research book, but it’s not really bedtime reading.
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- Full Book Name – Wingless Flight The Lifting Body Story
- Author of this Book – R. Dale Reed
- Language – English
- Book Genre – Nonfiction, Aerospace, Engineering
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