SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT by Irwin Stambler

SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT

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As engineer, editor of Space/ Aeronautics, Irwin Stambler has close knowledge of what is going on in the space era. This time, instead of reporting on accomplished facts, he is recording the steps already taken in preparation for putting supersonic aircraft for passenger transportation into the air-some ten years from now. In terms that anyone with some basic understanding of the subject can Understand, he tells of how the material for the building was chosen, what determined the design of wing and fuselage, how endless tests in wind tunnels are made to challenge the innumerable technical problems. He winds up with an imaginary first flight at 2100 miles an hour from Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles, overhead the inky blackness of space, the earth 70,000 feet below, the landing in a fogbound airport an hour and a half later....

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1965
Publisher: Putnam