How to Build your Own Spaceship

How to Build your Own Spaceship

The Science of Personal Space Travel

Book - 2009
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Penguin Putnam
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 Spaceship takes 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 most dedicated space fanatics. With practical advice (from picking the best jet fuel to funding your own fleet of space crafts), unbelievable space facts, and fascinating photos, Bizony's user-friendly guide to blasting off is a must-have ticket to the final frontier.



Random House, Inc.
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 Spaceship takes 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 most dedicated space fanatics. With practical advice (from picking the best jet fuel to funding your own fleet of space crafts), unbelievable space facts, and fascinating photos, Bizony's user-friendly guide to blasting off is a must-have ticket to the final frontier.

Baker & Taylor
An introductory tour of commercial space travel covers the latest technolgy, the major business enterprises, and includes space facts and such practical advice as finding the best jet fuel and funding a fleet of space vehicles.

Baker
& Taylor

Takes a look at the emerging space tourism industry and the civilian use of outer space, as well as the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and finiancial benefits that are now available.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, c2009
ISBN: 9780452295339
0452295335
Characteristics: viii, 224 p. : ill.; 21 cm

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