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Torrid journey

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Description Discusses the problems of radiant heat from the sun with respect to space travel. Stresses aerodynamic heating from friction when leaving an re-entering the earth's atmosphere. Features the late Captain Iven C. Kincheloe, U.S. Air Force test pilot, who tells of his experiences with the rocket powered Bell X-2 and discusses the forthcoming X-15 rocket plane. (KUHT) Film.