SpaceShipOne: an illustrated history

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"One of the most remarkable accomplishments in our conquest of gravity." - Sir Arthur C. ClarkeIn April, 2003, a company called Scaled Composites introduced "SpaceShipOne" to the world. "SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History" chronicles the development of the world's first commercial manned space program-aprogram that includes an airborne launcher (the "White Knight"), a space ship ("SpaceShipOne"), rocket propulsion, avionics, simulator, and full ground support. With ample illustrations, photographs, and behind-the-scenes information, "SpaceShipOne" provides a full picture of this classified project.The story of "SpaceShipOne" combines the adventurous spirit of Charles Lindbergh, the entrepreneurial drive of Howard Hughes, and the urgency of the space race at the height of the Cold War."

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In April of 2003, a company called Scaled Composites lifted the veil of secrecy from a longtime research program and introduced SpaceShipOne to the world. And the age of commercial space travel took off . . . like a rocket. This book chronicles the development of the worlds first commercial manned space program--a program that includes an airborne launcher (the White Knight), a space ship (SpaceShipOne), rocket propulsion, avionics, simulator, and full ground support. With ample illustrations, photographs, and behind-the-scenes information, SpaceShipOne provides a full picture of this classified project--from the conception and design to the deals that brought together Scaled Composite's Burt Rutan and Virgin Airline's Sir Richard Branson to the plans for building a fleet of commercial suborbital spaceships and launch aircraft. The story of SpaceShipOne combines the adventurous spirit of Charles Lindbergh, the entrepreneurial drive of Howard Hughes, and the urgency of the space race at the height of the Cold War. Author Dan Linehan, who was there at the launch, lets readers in on the drama and details behind the making of spaceships that will take twenty-first-century tourists to the final frontier.

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subject_facet Aeronautics -- Records -- United States, Electronic books, Rutan, Burt, Space flights, Space tourism, SpaceShipOne (Spacecraft) -- Pictorial works
table_of_contents Foreword: "Enger Citizen Astronautics" by Sir Arthur C. Clarke -- A secret space program -- The Ansari X prize blasts off -- Flying the spaceflight mission -- SpaceShipOne construction -- SpaceShipOne rocket-engine design -- SpaceShipOne instruments and controls -- Test flights begin -- Rockets ignite --Capturing the Ansari X prize -- Science fiction to science fact -- Appendix A: SpaceShipOne flight data -- Appendix B: Chase plane crews.
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title SpaceShipOne : an illustrated history
title_alt Space Ship One, Space Ship One.
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title_full SpaceShipOne : an illustrated history / by Dan Linehan ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke, SpaceShipOne An Illustrated History, SpaceShipOne: an illustrated history [electronic resource]
title_short SpaceShipOne :
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topic Aeronautics Records United States, Electronic books, Nonfiction, Rutan, Burt, Space flights, Space tourism, SpaceShipOne (Spacecraft) Pictorial works, Technology
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