Here Be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX and the Journey to Mars

Here Be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX and the Pursuit of Mars

Here Be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX and the Pursuit of Mars is an in-depth history of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation and the Falcon 9/Dragon system which just won NASA’s Commercial Crew award to return human spaceflight capacity to the United States.

It is much more than that however.  SpaceX was founded with the Red Planet squarely in its sites, and at the conclusion of its first decade, the company, driven by the vision and relentless energy of its founder Elon Musk, is closer to that goal than any might have imagined.

From its days as a “Saturday Morning Breakfast Club,” through the trials of breaking in history’s first privately funded liquid fueled rocket to reach orbit on the remote Pacific Atoll of Kwajalein, to the May 2014 introduction of the Dragon V2 spacecraft, Here Be Dragons provides a detailed account of the rise of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation and the challenges it has faced, technological, economic and political.

Praise for Here Be Dragons:

Andrew Chaikin, Author of A Man on the Moon: “Thoroughly researched and well written..a must read for anyone who cares about out future in space.”

Leonard David, Space.com: “A treasure trove of insight…expertly written.

David Baker, Editor Spaceflight Magazine: “Impossible to put down-sets new standards in space literature.

An Apogee Prime book from CG Publishing. 398 pages.

Order your limited release signed author’s copy today for only $29.00 with free shipping included anywhere in the United States. For orders shipping outside of the continental United States, please contact me directly at stewart@innerspace.net





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  1. petemccarn says:

    I have read Mr. Money’s book cover to cover …twice…and can tell you that it is excellent. Enjoyable, well-informed, and decidedly useful to those of us who lived through this exciting period without really getting a grip on it. Political and fiscal issues are explained with investigative rigor and spiced with humor…really good humor, in places. The historical situs of the unrelenting yearning for the stars

    Keep an eye on Stewart Money…his book, Here Be Dragons may well be the reference source for a long time to come.

    Buy the book! Give it to people on your Christmas list! They will appreciate it.

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