Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut / Nicholas Schmidle.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kent Library Association - Kent||387.8092 SCH (Text to phone)||33410147733754||Adult New Nonfiction||Checked out||09/11/2021|
- ISBN: 9781250229755
- ISBN: 1250229758
- Physical Description: xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Based on exclusive inside reporting, New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle tells the remarkable story of the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic's campaign to build a space tourism company. Schmidle follows a handful of characters-Mark Stucky, Virgin's lead test pilot ; Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire funding the venture ; Mike Moses, the grounded, unflappable president ; Mike Alsbury, the test pilot who lost his life ; and others-through personal and professional dramas, in pursuit of their collective goal : to make space tourism a reality. Along the way, Schmidle weaves his relationship with his father-a former fighter pilot and decorated war hero-into the tragedies and triumphs that Branson's team encounters out in the Mojave Desert as they design, build, and test-fly their private rocketship"--Provided by publisher.
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