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The author of Rocketeers, Michael Belfiore has written about spaceflight and advanced technology for Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, New Scientist, Air & Space, Smithsonian, Financial Times, Wired.com, and other media outlets. He lives in Woodstock, New York.
This is a short, easy to read story about many of the companies and personalities involved in the privatization of space flight, aka "NewSpace" that ends in 2006-2007. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Glenn Berry
The book arrived so quick i thought the mailman had an extra floating around. It was new and great reading.Published on April 9, 2012 by Plain ole guy
The topic is definitely interesting, but this treatment is scatterbrained and unsatisfying. The author skips over all the interesting technical details of the various space flight... Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by Kenneth M. Sarocky
Now that everyone seems to be criticising NASA, with much justification people are looking for alternatives. Privatizations is one such option. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by BernardZ
A fun, engaging and a bit scattershot look at the visionaries trying to jump start the private space flight business. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Stephen Sarrica
I found the book informative and the topic definitely interesting, but the way the story is told leaves me with an oddly disjointed feeling which I suppose reflects the state of... Read morePublished on January 3, 2010 by Dennis Koga
This book is a rather basic introduction to NewSpace ideas and people. Private space flight is an exciting subject and if you are new to it, you will probably enjoy the book. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by A. Rytov
As someone who works for one of the companies highlighted in "Rockeeteers" I find that it's not always easy explaining what we are doing to privatize Space. Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by K. McKee
Michael's overview provides a sound foundation on the beginnings of the NewSpace movement. Required reading for anyone that dreams of space exploration!Published on January 4, 2009 by Michael Joyce