SpaceX

Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality

Erik Seedhouse

SpaceX: Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality 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 spaceflight. It describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have resulted in the development of the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars.

SpaceX - Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality: SpaceX - Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality 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.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the author
List of abbreviations and acronyms


1. Elon Musk: The space industry's Tony Stark
2. The engine of competition
3. The engines: The workhorses of commercial spaceflight
4. Rise of the Falcon
5. Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy: Life after the Space Shuttle
6. The Dragon has landed: Picking up where NASA left off
7. The space taxi ride
8. Red Dragon
9. The next adventure: The route to commercializing low Earth orbit

Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV
Appendix V
Index



Extent: 200 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4614-5513-4



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