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The Resource Facing the Heat Barrier : a history of hypersonics, T.A. Heppenheimer

Facing the Heat Barrier : a history of hypersonics, T.A. Heppenheimer

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Facing the Heat Barrier : a history of hypersonics
Title
Facing the Heat Barrier
Title remainder
a history of hypersonics
Statement of responsibility
T.A. Heppenheimer
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume from The NASA History Series presents an overview of the science of hypersonics, the study of flight at speeds at which the physics of flows is dominated by aerodynamic heating. The survey begins during the years immediately following World War II, with the first steps in hypersonic research: the development of missile nose cones and the X-15; the earliest concepts of hypersonic propulsion; and the origin of the scramjet engine. Next, it addresses the re-entry problem, which came to the forefront during the mid-1950s, showing how work in this area supported the manned space program and contributed to the development of the orbital shuttle. Subsequent chapters explore the fading of scramjet studies and the rise of the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program of 1985-95, which sought to lay groundwork for single-stage vehicles. The program's ultimate shortcomings - in terms of aerodynamics, propulsion, and materials - are discussed, and the book concludes with a look at hypersonics in the post-NASP era, including the development of the X-33 and X-34 launch vehicles, further uses for scramjets, and advances in fluid mechanics. Clearly, ongoing research in hypersonics has yet to reach its full potential, and readers with an interest in aeronautics and astronautics will find this book a fascinating exploration of the field's history and future
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1947-
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Heppenheimer, T. A.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • NASA SP
  • The NASA history series
Series volume
4232
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  • Aerodynamics, Hypersonic
  • Aerodynamics, Hypersonic
  • Hypersonic planes
  • Research aircraft
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adult
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Facing the Heat Barrier : a history of hypersonics, T.A. Heppenheimer
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12210767
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780486834511
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT12210767
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remote
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12210767
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Facing the Heat Barrier : a history of hypersonics, T.A. Heppenheimer
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12210767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486834511
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12210767
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12210767
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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