Stratonauts

Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere

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ISBN: 978-3-319-02900-9 (Print) 978-3-319-02901-6 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-3

    Introduction

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 5-8

    The atmosphere

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 9-19

    The problems

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 21-25

    Pressure suit history

  6. Book Chapter

    Pages 27-34

    The ancient would-be stratonauts

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 35-41

    The early war years

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 43-53

    The roaring ’20s, ’30s and ’40s

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 55-70

    The experimental pilots

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 71-85

    The U-2 stratonauts

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 87-113

    The Blackbird stratonauts

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 115-126

    The long wing stratonauts

  13. Book Chapter

    Pages 127-142

    Other unique high altitude aircraft

  14. Book Chapter

    Pages 143-163

    Modern aeronauts

  15. Book Chapter

    Pages 165-172

    Qualifications and training

  16. Book Chapter

    Pages 173-185

    Summary

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 187-236