|Title:||How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight /|
|Authors:||Julian Guthrie, Author|
|Publisher:||New York : Penguin Press, 2016|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-101-98049-1|
|Size:||xvi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates / ill. / 25 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes index|
|Subjects:||Entrepreneurship ; Outer space--Civilian use ; Space tourism ; Space vehicles ; SpaceShipOne (Spacecraft)|
"When NASA began winding down its manned missions, Peter Diamandis realized that his lifelong dream of space travel needed a fresh trajectory. If the government wouldn't send him, he'd create an industry that could. His inspiration came from an unlikely place: Reading Charles Lindbergh's The spirit of St. Louis, Diamandis learned that the transatlantic flight that galvanized the airline industry was not just a stunt but an attempt to win a prize. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for private space flight? The story of SpaceShipOne, and the hunt for a ten-million-dollar prize is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. 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."--Page 4 of cover.
Recipient of the 2016 AAS Emme award for astronautical literature.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|02807||TL795.G87 2016||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|