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How to Build Your Own Spaceship The Science of Personal Space Travel

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ISBN-10: 0452295335

ISBN-13: 9780452295339

Edition: 2009

Authors: Piers Bizony

List price: $15.00
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Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaceships! Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have the opportunity to experience weightlessness, courtesy of Virgin Galactic’s inaugural launch. How to Build Your Own Spaceshiptakes readers on a fun and quirky trip to the forefront of commercial space travel—the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and financial benefits that are ripe for the picking. Science-writer Piers Bizony’s breadth of knowledge, quick wit, and no-nonsense explanations of the hard science in this emerging arena will satisfy even the…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Preface
Acknowledgments
When's the Space Age Coming for the Rest of US?
That's Why They Call It "Rocket Science"
Runners and Riders, Ways and Means
"No Bucks, No Buck Rogers"
Islands in the Sky
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Red Planet-and Beyond
Epilogue
Selected Bibliography