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Rocketeers : how a visionary band of business leaders, engineers, and pilots Is boldly privatizing space

Author: Michael P Belfiore
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shares the stories of key contributors to the ongoing effort to enabling private and commercial space travel, documenting the 2004 flight of government-unassisted SpaceShipOne while citing the roles played by such figures as Richard Branson and Robert Bigelow.
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Named Person: Burt Rutan; Burt Rutan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Belfiore
ISBN: 9780061149023 0061149020
OCLC Number: 123029746
Description: 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Space or bust --
2. Go! --
3. The homebuilt spaceship --
4. SpaceShipOne, government zero --
5. NASA hitches a ride --
6. The 200-g roller coaster --
7. Orbit on a shoestring --
8. Budget suites of outer space --
9. Spaceport! --
10. The sky's no limit --
Epilogue : Where are they now?
Responsibility: Michael Belfiore.
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Shares the stories of key contributors to the ongoing effort to enabling private and commercial space travel, documenting the 2004 flight of government-unassisted SpaceShipOne while citing the roles played by such figures as Richard Branson and Robert Bigelow.

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