SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History [NOOK Book]

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“One of the most remarkable accomplishments in our conquest of gravity.” — Sir Arthur C. Clarke In April, 2003, a company called Scaled Composites introduced SpaceShipOne to the world. SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History chronicles the development of the world’s first commercial manned space program—aprogram that includes an airborne launcher (the White Knight), a space ship (SpaceShipOne), rocket propulsion, avionics, simulator, and full ground support. With ample illustrations, photographs, and ...

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SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History

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Overview

“One of the most remarkable accomplishments in our conquest of gravity.” — Sir Arthur C. Clarke In April, 2003, a company called Scaled Composites introduced SpaceShipOne to the world. SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History chronicles the development of the world’s first commercial manned space program—aprogram that includes an airborne launcher (the White Knight), a space ship (SpaceShipOne), rocket propulsion, avionics, simulator, and full ground support. With ample illustrations, photographs, and behind-the-scenes information, SpaceShipOne provides a full picture of this classified project. The story of SpaceShipOne combines the adventurous spirit of Charles Lindbergh, the entrepreneurial drive of Howard Hughes, and the urgency of the space race at the height of the Cold War.

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Editorial Reviews

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National Science Teachers Association
“SpaceShipOne is the detailed story of the path to winning the Ansari X prize, a process that proved that ordinary people could fly into space without a so-called rocket…This book would appeal to anyone, in middle school and up, who is interested in flying, designing planes or spacecraft, and the details of how someone tried and succeeded in reaching a seemingly unattainable goal. The illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text, even when the details are dense and detailed—flight logs, instrument panels, and dimensions of the ship pieces. Content, illustrations, and the impact on future spaceflight because of SpaceShipOne all contribute to my recommendation.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616732301
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: TECHNOLOGY / Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Sales rank: 513,595
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

In 2004, Dan Linehan attended the launch of SpaceShipOne when it captured the Ansari X Prize. A senior science editor for educational publishing companies, he has a background in physics and engineering and has written numerous articles about aviation and space. Linehan was the editor and principal feature writer for the California International Airshow's event program from 2003 to 2005. During 2006 and 2007, he spent two months studying wildlife and environmental concerns in Antarctica and its surrounds. Dan lives in Monterey, California.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments . . .
Foreword . . .

"Enter Citizen Astronauts" by Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Chapter 1: A Secret Space Program . . .
Chapter 2: The Ansari X Prize Blasts Off . . .
Chapter 3: Flying the Spaceflight Mission . . .
Chapter 4: SpaceShipOne Construction . . .
Chapter 5: SpaceShipOne Rocket-Engine Design . . .
Chapter 6: SpaceShipOne Instruments and Controls . . .
Chapter 7: Test Flights Begin . . .
Chapter 8: Rockets Ignite . . .
Chapter 9: Capturing the Ansari X Prize . . .
Chapter 10: Science Fiction to Science Fact . . .

Appendices . . .
A: SpaceShipOne Flight Data
B: Chase Plane Crews
Bibliography . . .
Index . . .
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