Stratonauts

Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere

  • Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 1-3
  3. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 5-8
  4. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 9-19
  5. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 21-25
  6. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 27-34
  7. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 35-41
  8. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 43-53
  9. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 55-70
  10. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 71-85
  11. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 87-113
  12. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 115-126
  13. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 127-142
  14. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 143-163
  15. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 165-172
  16. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
    Pages 173-185
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 187-236

About this book

Introduction

Stratonauts chronicles humankind’s quest for ever higher altitudes from ancient times to the present. It is based upon history, science and technology, and tells some interesting and fascinating stories along the way. It pays tribute to those killed while attempting to reach the stratosphere over the past several centuries.

 

“Dutch” von Ehrenfried uses his personal experience as a NASA sensor operator on the RB-57F, flying to an altitude of 70,000 feet, as well as the input and experience from other RB-57F, U-2, A-12, SR-71 and F-104 pilots. Although many of the aircraft and balloons are described, more emphasis is placed on the crews and what they went through. This book is intended for aviators of all kinds and flying enthusiasts in general.

Keywords

Balloon Flight in Atmosphere CIA A-12 OXCART CIA Blackbirds Flight Operations in Stratosphere Flight at extreme altitudes High Altitude Pilots History of High-altitude Flight Mach Tuck NASA aeronauts Pressure Suits Risks of Stratosphere Flight

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
    • 1
  1. 1.Lago VistaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02901-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02900-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02901-6
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