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Author Seedhouse, Erik

Title SpaceX : making commercial spaceflight a reality / Erik Seedhouse
Published New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Contents Elon Musk: The space industry's Tony Stark -- The engine of competition -- The engines: The workhorses of commercial spaceffight -- Rise of the Falcon -- Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy: Life after the Space Shuttle -- The Dragon has landed: Picking up where NASA left off -- The space taxi race -- Red Dragon -- The next great adventure: The route to commercializing low Earth orbit
Summary 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 space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX; - explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable; - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines; - describes the collaboration with NASA; - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years 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
Analysis globalisering
space flight
computer sciences
space science
Engineering (General)
Techniek (algemeen)
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject SpaceX (Firm) -- History
SUBJECT SpaceX (Firm) fast
Subject Space flight.
Space flights.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Space flights
Space flight
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461455141