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The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos / by Christian Davenport

By: Davenport, Christian.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018Description: 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781610398299.Subject(s): Entrepreneurs | Innovation | BiographiesOnline resources: Download Audiobook
Contents:
Touchdown. IMPOSSIBLE: "A silly way to die" -- The gamble -- "Ankle biter" -- "Somewhere else entirely" -- "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero". IMPROBABLE: "Screw it, let's do it" -- The risk -- A four-leaf clover -- "Dependable or a little nuts?" -- "Unicorns dancing in the flame duct". INEVITABLE: Magic sculpture garden -- "Space is hard" -- "The eagle has landed" -- Mars -- "The great inversion" -- Again, the moon.
Summary: Examines how billionaire entrepreneurs, particularly Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, are driven to change the world and our relationship with outer space. Regales the stories of risk and adventure as 'the space barons' revolutionise the space industry.
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Book Book Australia
200.7 DAV 2018 (Browse shelf) Not for loan CA013825
Audiobook Audiobook International
Overdrive Audiobook (Browse shelf) Link to resource Audiobook 11 hours, 6 minutes
Book Book New Zealand
200.7 SPA (Browse shelf) Not for loan CA013751
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Touchdown. IMPOSSIBLE: "A silly way to die" -- The gamble -- "Ankle biter" -- "Somewhere else entirely" -- "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero". IMPROBABLE: "Screw it, let's do it" -- The risk -- A four-leaf clover -- "Dependable or a little nuts?" -- "Unicorns dancing in the flame duct". INEVITABLE: Magic sculpture garden -- "Space is hard" -- "The eagle has landed" -- Mars -- "The great inversion" -- Again, the moon.

Examines how billionaire entrepreneurs, particularly Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, are driven to change the world and our relationship with outer space. Regales the stories of risk and adventure as 'the space barons' revolutionise the space industry.

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