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Sharman Apt Russell

Sharman Apt Russell

Sharman Apt Russell is a longtime writer, author of a dozen books translated into nine languages. Among other awards, her most recent nonfiction, Diary of a Citizen Scientist, won the 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing. She happily lives in the magical realism of rural New Mexico.

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Captain Mel Apt in the cockpit of the Bell X-2 rocket-powered aircraft. | Wikimedia Commons/ United States Air Force
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Blue Sky Metropolis

A Life Lived at Mach 3: A Daughter's Letter to Her Test Pilot Father

Author Sharman Apt Russell writes a poignant letter to her deceased father, Captain Milburn Apt, one of the famous pilots of Edwards Air Force Base who tested the X-2 experimental rocket research plane.
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