Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight

Realizing Tomorrow The Path to Private Spaceflight U S A F Chief of Staff Professional Reading List Selection Nearly forty years passed between the Apollo moon landings the grandest accomplishment of a government run space program and the Ansar

  • Title: Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight
  • Author: Chris Dubbs Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Charles D.Walker
  • ISBN: 9780803216105
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • U.S.A.F Chief of Staff 2013 Professional Reading List Selection Nearly forty years passed between the Apollo moon landings, the grandest accomplishment of a government run space program, and the Ansari X PRIZE winning flights of SpaceShipOne, the greatest achievement of a private space program Now, as we hover on the threshold of commercial spaceflight, authors Chris DubU.S.A.F Chief of Staff 2013 Professional Reading List Selection Nearly forty years passed between the Apollo moon landings, the grandest accomplishment of a government run space program, and the Ansari X PRIZE winning flights of SpaceShipOne, the greatest achievement of a private space program Now, as we hover on the threshold of commercial spaceflight, authors Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat Dahlstrom look back at how we got to this point Their book traces the lives of the individuals who shared the dream that private individuals and private enterprise belong in space Realizing Tomorrow provides a behind the scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, the turf battles, and underpinning the entire drama the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space A compelling story of the pioneers of commercial spaceflight and their efforts to open the final frontier to everyone this book traces the path to private spaceflight even as it offers an instructive, entertaining, and cautionary note about its future.

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    1. After you have read this book go to the rocket companies's websites (SpaceX, for examplee) and watch the videos. Just amazing. SpaceX has a three-staged reuseable rocket where each stage returns to the launch pad with a vertical soft landing! Finally I get feeling that I'm living in the future promised by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) . Although it is a bit of a downer when you realize how much some of these rich tourists are willing to pay to get away from us scum by escaping i [...]

    2. Inspiring history that doesn't hesitate to show a few of the stumbling blocks this still-young industry has hit over the years.

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