Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics
by T. A. Heppenheimer
Publisher: NASA 2007
Number of pages: 336
Hypersonics is the study of flight at speeds where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem. Typically this is Mach 5 and higher. Hypersonics is an engineering science with close links to supersonics and engine design.
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