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/aNICHOLAS SCHMIDLE
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/aTEST GODS /bTRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH IN THE NEW SPACE RACE
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/aHUTCHINSON /bLONDON /c2021
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/aX, 333 PAGES /bILLUSTRATION ; 24 CM
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/aBased 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.
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/aSPACE VEHICLES /zUNITED STATES /xTESTING
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/aTEST PILOTS /zUNITED STATES