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Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut / Nicholas Schmidle.

Schmidle, Nicholas, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.
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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 387.8092 SCH (Text to phone) 34014150100908 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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"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.
Subject: Space vehicles > United States > Testing.
Virgin Galactic > Employees.
Test pilots > United States.
Astronauts > United States.
Space tourism.
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