Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

by Joe Pappalardo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468312782
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 329,862
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joe Pappalardo is a contributing editor at Popular
Mechanics. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian
Air & Space,, Time magazine, American Way, Mental Floss, and Maxim and he has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, and Fox News Channel. He is currently the editor-in-chief at the Dallas Observer.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Endings and Beginnings 11

Chapter 2 Welcome to the Jungle 33

Chapter 3 Moments in Mojave 47

Chapter 4 Desert Hubris 71

Chapter 5 Wild Horses at the Pilotless Research Station 87

Chapter 6 Armageddon Spaceports 101

Chapter 7 The ULA/SpaceX Feud 119

Chapter 8 Texas 139

Chapter 9 Waco and Tucson: New Arrivals 159

Chapter 10 Cape Redux: 2016 179

Epilogue: Full Circle 197

Space Lingo 211

Selected Sources 219

Acknowledgments 225

Index 227

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