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The Resource Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX, Eric Berger

Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX, Eric Berger

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Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX
Title
Liftoff
Title remainder
Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX
Statement of responsibility
Eric Berger
Title variation
Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Ars Technica senior space editor chronicles the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX, describing how, after three failed attempts, the fourth flight helped transform SpaceX from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company
  • Less than 20 years after its founding, SpaceX boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first private company to launch human beings into orbit. Berger takes readers inside the wild early days that made SpaceX. Focusing on the company's first four launches of the Falcon 1 rocket, he charts the bumpy journey from scrappy underdog to aerospace pioneer. He draws upon interviews with dozens of former and current engineers, designers, mechanics, and executives, including Elon Musk. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QBOO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Eric
Dewey number
  • 629.40973
  • 338.76294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musk, Elon
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Space launch industry
  • Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Space flight
Target audience
adult
Label
Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX, Eric Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Early years -- Merlin -- Kwaj -- Flight one -- Selling rockets -- Flight two -- Texas -- Flight three -- Eight weeks -- Flight four -- Always go to eleven -- Epilogue
Control code
000068364702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008445638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1226323718
Label
Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched SpaceX, Eric Berger
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Early years -- Merlin -- Kwaj -- Flight one -- Selling rockets -- Flight two -- Texas -- Flight three -- Eight weeks -- Flight four -- Always go to eleven -- Epilogue
Control code
000068364702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008445638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1226323718

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