Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut
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New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781250229755, 1250229758
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xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Goleta Valley Library - Adult Non-Fiction387.8092 SCHMIDLEOn Shelf
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Published
New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250229755, 1250229758

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Based 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 inthe 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schmidle, N. (2021). Test gods: Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut (First edition.). Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schmidle, Nicholas. 2021. Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut. Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schmidle, Nicholas. Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schmidle, Nicholas. Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut First edition., Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

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