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Title
SpaceX
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: TL790 .S429 2013 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013941041
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"2012 - the year when the first ever privately-developed spacecraft visited the International Space Station. This is the story of how one company is transforming commercial space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX; - explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable; - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines; - describes the collaboration with NASA; - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years is a portrait of one of the most spectacular spaceflight triumphs of the 21st century, one that is laying the foundation for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization"--Back cover.
Table Of Contents
Elon Musk : the space industry's Tony Stark
The engine of competition
The engines : the workhorses of commercial spaceffight
Rise of the Falcon
Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy : life after the Space Shuttle
The Dragon has landed : picking up where NASA left off
The space taxi race
Red Dragon
The next great adventure : the route to commercializing low Earth orbit
Appendixes.
Authorized Access Point
Seedhouse, Erik, SpaceX