Halfway to Anywhere

Halfway to Anywhere

by GH Stine, Pete Conrad, Wolfgang Demisch
     
 

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I recommend it for anyone interested in peering into the future.—The Smithsonian Institute Air & Space Magazine

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I recommend it for anyone interested in peering into the future.—The Smithsonian Institute Air & Space Magazine

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Library Journal
Stine (Mind Machine You Can Build, Top of the Mountain, 1995) has been a prolific author for over 30 years, covering such topics as the space shuttle, space colonization, and space entrepreneurship. His latest work offers many possibilities of using Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) craft for commercial travel because, he notes, it is much faster than any aircraft in existence today and is reusable. Stine works through the development of this technology, starting at White Sands, after which his presentation becomes increasingly complex. The most fervent objections he has met with concern money, of course. In Chapter 20, "It's the Economics, Stupid!" he responds by offering several reasons why this craft will be economically feasible in the near future. Fascinating stuff for space buffs; recommended for business and science collections.Lisa K. Miller, Paradise Valley Community Coll. Lib., Phoenix
Booknews
Tells the story of the development and future potential of the reusable Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) spaceship, the DC-X, built from parts scrounged from space junkyards and flown and tested between 1993 and 1995. Discusses SSTO's potential as an economical means of on- demand space transportation of people and cargo within the decade. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871318473
Publisher:
M. Evans & Company
Publication date:
03/03/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.95(d)

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