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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

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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
Title variation
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 disruption 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.7/6294092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781610398299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 428410
  • (HPL)282266
  • 428410
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781610398299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 428410
  • (HPL)282266
  • 428410

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