Monthly Archives: September 2017


The X-15 Pilots: The Original X-Men

By |September 23rd, 2017|

There have been numerous histories of the X-15 rocket plane research program published over the decades.  It took author Michelle Evans several decades of research, writing and waiting before finally publishing The X-15 Rocket Plane—Flying the First Wings into Space. What makes this book particularly interesting and different from previous titles is the emphasis on […]

Stratolaunch rolls out its Beast

By |September 3rd, 2017|

This past May, Stratolaunch Systems rolled out the carrier aircraft from his assembly hanger at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. This is the largest single aircraft hanger in the world because the aircraft it holds–which has no formal name as yet–is the largest aircraft in terms of wingspan. That wingspan is 385 […]