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The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos

Author: Christian Davenport
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Jeffrey Bezos; Elon Musk; Jeffrey Bezos; Elon Musk; Jeffrey Bezos; Elon Musk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Davenport
ISBN: 9781610398299 1610398297
OCLC Number: 1003305591
Description: viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Touchdown --
Part I. Impossible : A Silly Way to Die --
The Gamble --
Ankle Biter --
Somewhere Else entirely --
SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero --
Part II. Improbable : Screw It, Let's Do It --
The Risk --
A Four-Leaf Clover --
Dependable or a Little Nuts? --
Unicorns Dancing in the Flame Duct --
Part III. Inevitable : Magic Sculpture Garden --
Space Is Hard --
The Eagle Has Landed --
Mars --
The Great Inversion --
Again, the Moon.
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