The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport

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Years ago, talk of a space race referred to competition between the United States and Soviet Union to put men in orbit and then send them to the moon. Nowadays, it applies to a few billionaires vying to go where only the most powerful nations went before—that is, beyond planet Earth. Christian Davenport, a Washington Post journalist who covers the space and defense industries, was able to talk to these billionaire entrepreneurs, and he chronicles their rivalries and ambitious, out-of-this-world projects in The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos (PublicAffairs, $28). It’s a thrilling and important story that Davenport tells with well-honed reporting and narrative skills. These private, commercial space efforts are only about a decade-and-a-half old or less, yet they have made tremendous strides in a relatively short time and hold considerable promise for the future.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398299
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 20th, 2018

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