Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut / Nicholas Schmidle.
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- ISBN: 9781250229755
- ISBN: 1250229758
- Physical Description: xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prologue: Blue Zebra -- Brothers. Born to fly ; Forger ; A beautiful ball ; God is here ; Foggles ; The rebel billionaire ; Hidden tigers ; Evil air ; The party ; Angel's wings ; The gamma turn ; They're gone ; Wreckage ; The red balloon -- Fathers. A resemblance ; Jousting ; Whale lines ; Blank pages ; Starman ; Jitters ; The walnut ; Gradatim ferociter ; Artifacts ; Full duration -- Sons. Slipping the surly bonds ; Million-dollar view ; Defining space ; Dagobah ; Fortune cookies ; Thoroughbred ; The space mirror ; Wings -- Epilogue: Magic.
"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. Gripping and novelistic, Test Gods leads us, through human drama, into a previously unseen world-and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
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