#KINDLE Ù Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space ⛓ eBook or E-pub free

Inspiring Makes you want to go out there and chase the stars, reading some of these initiatives in commercialized space travel Definitely gives me some hope for all human kind. A very interesting subject, and there is a lot of worthwhile information in the book, but it is presented in a very scattered way It reads like a recurring series of magazine articles.Midway through, the author switches to a future voice and describes the future that commercial spaceflight could bring, and while it makes for decent speculative fiction, it feels out of place in this book.Still, I feel compelled to seek outinformation, so that is somewhat of a success. #KINDLE Ø Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space ⚜ That this story is still unfolding makes it especially exciting to read These men are still in their workshops, tinkering their way into orbit David Gelles, FORBESOn June SpaceShipOne, built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry Richard Branson s VirginGalactic plans to ferry space tourists out of the atmosphere Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing the world s first commercial space station ie space hotel These space entrepreneurs, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and founder Jeff Bezos, now see space as the next big thingIn Rocketeers, Michael Belfiore goes behind the scenes of this nascent industry, capturing its wild west, anything goes flavor Likening his research to hanging out in the Wright brothers barn, Belfiore offers an inspiring and entertaining look at the people who are not afraid to make their bold dreams a reality The commercial space race is heating up so fast you need a cheat sheet to keep track of all the billionaires and gamblers vying to be the first private entrepreneur to blast paying customers into orbit Belfiore does a stellar job introducing an intriguing cast of characters Mark Horowitz, Wired The privatization of space travel is an essential step toward realizing our cosmic destiny In his engaging, highly readable Rocketeers, Michael Belfiore tells the fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who have already made it happen Buzz Aldrin A riveting, you are there account of how this ragtag collection of innovative thinkers, brave pilots, and bold visionaries is right now launching one of the most exciting new industries in history Belfiore s eloquent writing and exhaustive reporting really bring this mysterious, secretive world to life Eric Adams, Popular Science I would ve given this five stars but for the fact that instead of a single narrative, it read like many disjointed magazine articles As such there were several places in the book where the same facts or anecdotes were repeated as if we hadn t just read them in a previous chapter Other that that gripe, it was a good read that brought to light the beginnings of the commercial space industry Combined with a little Wikipedia and internet research on the current state of the industry and it s surv I would ve given this five stars but for the fact that instead of a single narrative, it read like many disjointed magazine articles As such there were several places in the book where the same facts or anecdotes were repeated as if we hadn t just read them in a previous chapter Other that that gripe, it was a good read that brought to light the beginnings of the commercial space industry Combined with a little Wikipedia and internet research on the current state of the industry and it s surviving companies, I got an exciting picture of reaching space in the post NASA era As other s pointed out, it is a little out of date now But most of the players in the book are still around and you can check out launches, successes and failures on YouTube I enjoyed the book and it got me excited for the new space race. Though it s already a little out of date, this is an encouraging look at the budding industry of private space travel Belfiore covers a wide range of rocketeers, from Virgin tycoon Richard Branson to a few guys working out of someone s garage There s still very little to write on the subject, though I hope, as Belfiore does, that we ll see manned private space missions in my lifetime and there will be enough material for a longer sequel. x prize and all, wow what the world can do if we set out to do Good Cutting edge info on space entrepreneurs Combines autobiographical info with speculations about the future impact of privately owned and operated space travel. A recent history of the fever of commercial space ventures of various types, mostly focusing on the 2000s This was an easy and exciting read too bad some of the companies discussed still haven t done much since the book was published, with the exception of SpaceX , but made no effort at all to conceal the author s excitement and biases on the topic His heart is on his sleeve throughout the book where he uncritically gushes with hero worship on each of these space entrepreneurs And I can t he A recent history of the fever of commercial space ventures of various types, mostly focusing on the 2000s This was an easy and exciting read too bad some of the companies discussed still haven t done much since the book was published, with the exception of SpaceX , but made no effort at all to conceal the author s excitement and biases on the topic His heart is on his sleeve throughout the book where he uncritically gushes with hero worship on each of these space entrepreneurs And I can t help but feel the same way most of the time A little critical thought and some keen questions might have made the bookuseful, if less fun It also veered into the biographicalthan I generally prefer While I admire what these guys are doing, I am not terribly interested in their personal lives That said, I learned a lot about many of these programs, which is saying a lot, because I have gleaned every shred of information I could find on these companies and their programs long before picking up this book It contains a lot of behind the scenes information on the development programs, and how different commercial and government entities are reacting to these changes I thought this book was interesting and is something that tells the possible start of a new form of aviation astrovation maybe Itsof the progress to where the space industry is at and will be heading in the future An emerging industry and possibly something that will be changing the face of humanity For the novice I d say this is a gentle intro into the future history of the private space industry It was averagely written but the stories are inspiring for people wanting to get into I thought this book was interesting and is something that tells the possible start of a new form of aviation astrovation maybe Itsof the progress to where the space industry is at and will be heading in the future An emerging industry and possibly something that will be changing the face of humanity For the novice I d say this is a gentle intro into the future history of the private space industry It was averagely written but the stories are inspiring for people wanting to get into the industry I m personally a fan of historical science and the stories being how things came about in space, science and technology So it was definitely worth a read.It reminded me of the book Five Equations that changed the world which explains the histories behind equations such as the laws of thermodynamics, e mc 2 and other vital equations but was the private space industry