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Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut Book
Book | First edition. | Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY : 2021.

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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 in the 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"--
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  • ISBN: 9781250229755
  • ISBN: 1250229758
  • Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Prologue: Blue zebra -- Part one: Brothers. 1. Born to fly ; 2. Forger ; 3. A beautiful ball ; 4. God is here ; 5. Foggles ; 6. The rebel billionaire ; 7. Hidden tigers ; 8. Evil air ; 9. The party ; 10. Angel's wings ; 11. The gamma turn ; 12. They're gone ; 13. Wreckage ; 14. The red balloon -- Part two: fathers. 15. A resemblance ; 16. Jousting ; 17. Whale lines ; 18. Blank pages ; 19. Starman ; 20. Jitters ; 21. The walnut ; 22. Gradatim ferociter ; 23. Artifacts ; 24. Full duration -- Part three: sons. 25. Slipping the surly bonds ; 26. Million-dollar view ; 27. Defining space ; 28. Dagobah ; 29. Fortune cookies ; 30. Thoroughbred ; 31. The space mirror ; 32. Wings -- Epilogue: Magic.

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