SpaceShipOne

An Illustrated History

SpaceShipOne  An Illustrated History
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760339886
Publisher: Zenith Press
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“One of the most remarkable accomplishments in our conquest of gravity.” — Sir Arthur C. Clarke
 
In 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.

The author

In 2004, Dan Linehan attended the launch of SpaceShipOne when it captured the Ansari X Prize. A senior science editor for educational publishing companies, he has a background in physics and engineering, and has written numerous articles about aviation and space. Linehan was the editor and principle feature writer for the California International Airshow’s event program from 2003 to 2005. During 2006 and 2007, he spent two months studying wildlife and environmental concerns in Antarctica and its surrounds. Dan lives in Monterey, California.

In 2004, Dan Linehan attended the launch of SpaceShipOne when it captured the Ansari X Prize. A senior science editor for educational publishing companies, he has a background in physics and engineering, and has written numerous articles about aviation and space. Linehan was the editor and principle feature writer for the California International Airshow's event program from 2003 to 2005. During 2006 and 2007, he spent two months studying wildlife and environmental concerns in Antarctica and its surrounds. Dan lives in Monterey, California.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760339886
Illustrations: 283 color photos, 12 diagrams
Size: 9.25 in x 10.875 in x 0.25 in / 234.95 mm x 276.23 mm x 6.35 mm
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