The GPL Presents: Hunt for the X-15 Rocket Plane
About This Event
Join the Greenfield Public Library, in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library, for a virtual presentation of Hunt for the X-15 Rocket Plane, on Thursday, April 13, at 12 pm.
From 1959 to 1968, NASA operated three North American Aviation rocket planes to great effect. In 199 flights they generated over 700 technical papers on aerodynamics, and set altitude and speed records for winged vehicles not exceeded until the space shuttle many years later. In 1993, our presenter — David Ball — organized a search in the Mojave Desert for parts from X-15 #3 which came apart in flight in 1967. He will share what made the X-15 the greatest research plane ever built and his theory on why one was lost.
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NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.
This program, sponsored by the Tewksbury Cultural Council, the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, and the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.