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Author Schmidle, Nicholas, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Limestone Twp Lib Adult Non-Fiction - LIBB-2  387.8092 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  NEW 387.80922 SCH    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  387.809 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non-Fiction NEW - TRBB-2  387.809 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL On Order - WOLY-11  RECEIVED    IN-PROCESS
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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. Gripping and novelistic, Test Gods leads us, through human drama, into a previously unseen world-and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Virgin Galactic -- Employees.
Space vehicles -- United States -- Testing.
Test pilots -- United States.
Astronauts -- United States.
Space tourism.
Astronauts. (OCoLC)fst00819615
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Space tourism. (OCoLC)fst01127939
Space vehicles -- Testing. (OCoLC)fst01128097
Test pilots. (OCoLC)fst01148225
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781250229755 (hardcover)
1250229758 (hardcover)

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