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Book Lovers Day – Free Aeronautics e-Books from NASA

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Quieting the Boom

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The Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstrator and the Quest for Quiet Supersonic Flight.

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Elegance in Flight

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A comprehensive History of the F-16XL Experimental Prototype and its Role in our Flight Research. 

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Probing the Sky

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Selected National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Research Airplanes and Their Contributions to Flight.

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Cave of the Winds

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The huge Langley Full-Scale Tunnel building dominated the skyline of Langley Air Force Base for 81 years (1930–2011). Explore how the results of critical tests conducted within its massive test section contributed to many of the Nation’s most important aeronautics and space programs.

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A New Twist in Flight Research

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A New Twist in Flight Research describes the origins and design development of aeroelastic wing technology, its application to research aircraft, the flight-test program, and follow-on research and future applications.

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Sweeping Forward

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Developing & Flight Testing the Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing Research Aircraft.

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Thinking Obliquely

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Robert T. Jones, the Oblique Wing, our AD-1 Demonstrator, and its Legacy.

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The Apollo of Aeronautics

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The fuel crisis of the 1970s threatened not only the airline industry but also the future of American prosperity itself. It also served as the genesis of technological ingenuity and innovation from a group of scientists and engineers at NASA, who initiated planning exercises to explore new fuel-saving technologies.

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X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight

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X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight describes the genesis of the program, the design and construction of the aircraft, years of research flights and the experiments that flew aboard them.

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Ikhana

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Delve into the story of the Ikhana, a remotely piloted vehicle used by NASA researchers to conduct Earth science research, which became an unexpected flying and imaging helper to emergency workers battling California wildfires.

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NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Volume 1

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This first volume in a two-volume set includes case studies and essays on NACA-NASA research for contributions such as high-speed wing design, the area rule, rotary-wing aerodynamics research, sonic boom mitigation, hypersonic design, computational fluid dynamics, electronic flight control and environmentally friendly aircraft technology.

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NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Volume 2

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Continue your journey into the world  of NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics with case studies and essays on NACA-NASA research for contributions including wind shear and lightning research, flight operations, human factors, wind tunnels, composite structures, general aviation aircraft safety, supersonic cruise aircraft research and atmospheric icing.

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