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Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success by Rod Pyle

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CHAPTER 3

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RIDING THE FIRE: THE X-15

CHALLENGES

Image Design and build an aircraft to explore the hypersonic realm of upper-atmosphere flight, up to Mach 6, using 1950s technology operating right at the edge of its capability.

Image Build a cooperative management structure incorporating NASA (and its predecessor), the Air Force, and the U.S. Navy.

Image Train pilots ...

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