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

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

Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
Title
The space barons
Title remainder
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Christian Davenport
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Space Barons--most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen--are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel in a bold quest to build a transportation network to the stars. These entrepreneurs have upended industry after industry and are now pursuing the biggest isruption of all--space--in an effort to make it more accessible to the masses. It's a challenge unlike anything they previously attempted, a grand adventure filled with risk, failure, and ultimately, a series of triumphant breakthroughs. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, The Space Barons is the ultimate drama of risk and adventure. It is also a classic story of rivals--hard-charging startups warring with established contractors and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6294092273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
D38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1003305591
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398299
Lccn
2017053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610398299
  • (OCoLC)1003305591
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1003305591
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398299
Lccn
2017053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610398299
  • (OCoLC)1003305591

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