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

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milton-Freewater Public Library. (Show)

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Summary:

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
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library 629.4 Berge (Text) 37862000475632 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/08/2021 Available -
Ontario Community Library 629.4 BERGE (Text) 33330004573301 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 04/15/2021 Checked out 05/19/2021
Parkdale Community Library 629.4 BER 2021 (Text) 33892100729244 Adult New Books Book None 03/30/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062979971
  • ISBN: 0062979973
  • Physical Description: 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Early years -- Merlin -- Kwaj -- Flight one -- Selling rockets -- Flight two -- Texas -- Flight three -- Eight weeks -- Flight four -- Always go to eleven -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
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
Subject: SpaceX (Firm)
Musk, Elon.
Space launch industry > United States.
Launch vehicles (Astronautics) > United States.
Space flight > History.
Space Flight > history.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History.

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