I have previous written that this November would be a good time to read Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff. With sales of more than 5,000,000 copies, the book tells the story of “how the future began” — the breaking of the sound barrier and the early astronauts.
The first reason is that Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum will be hosting “Buz” Carpenter on November 4. Carpenter was a pilot of the SR-71 jet that flew — literally — faster than a speeding bullet. Airplanes like the X-1 and SR-71 were marvels of American ingenuity.
The public is invited.
The second reason for reading TRS in November will be posted on the 14th. Stay tuned.