Summary: The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight
Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world’s first commercial astronaut.
The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a…Read more.
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Stephen Hawking, Richard Branson, Julian Guthrie: How To Make a Spaceship Audio Book Summary
In the riveting new audiobook: How To Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, An Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, world-reknown authors, businessmen, and physicists come together to explain the physics, business, and motivation behind the recent race for space.
A hallmark of the new wave of technology that led to plummeting development costs with sophisticated computer modeling, and an increasing private interest in being the first to dominate a radical new market, the space race has grown exponentially over the last two decades, with numerous private companies leading the way.
In this book, you’ll hear from one of the most famous of those leaders, Richard Branson, along from noted physicist Stephen Hawking, as they discuss what it takes to be successful in the new era of space exploration!
This book is a must read for anyone with an interest in technology, space, or science fiction.