Thorndike Press

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Space Flight

  • Julian Guthrie
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495205
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495204
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 676 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2016

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From the age of eight when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis’ goal was to get to space. With NASA winding down manned space flight, Diamandis began one of the great entrepreneurial adventures of our time. If Charles Lindbergh had made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize, why couldn’t the same be done for space flight?


Customer Reviews

“If readers are looking for scientific discussions, humorous anecdotes, and intense action, Guthrie covers those. The flights are written to make readers feel like they’re experiencing them in real time, nerves and all.”

— Publishers Weekly

“[An] engaging account of the race to get a rocket up to the Karman line without getting NASA involved. . . . Just the thing for aspiring astronauts and rocketeers.”

— Kirkus Reviews