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The Resource How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight, Julian Guthrie, (text large print)

How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight, Julian Guthrie, (text large print)

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How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight
Title
How to make a spaceship
Title remainder
a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight
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Julian Guthrie
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eng
Summary
"Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before. Peter Diamandis was the son of hardworking immigrants who wanted their science prodigy to make the family proud and become a doctor. But from the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, his singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, Diamandis set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in an unlikely place: the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for space flight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age "--Amazon.com
Summary
Traces the efforts of science prodigy Peter Diamandis and other pioneering space hopefuls to create the private spaceflight industry, launching a historic race to win the $10 million XPrize and inspiring the triumphant 2004 launch of SpaceShipOne
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10526765
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DLC
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509
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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adult
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a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private spaceflight
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How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight, Julian Guthrie, (text large print)
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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959258000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
657 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781410495204
Lccn
2016039889
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)959258000
Label
How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight, Julian Guthrie, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
959258000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
657 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495204
Lccn
2016039889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959258000

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