How To Build Your Own Spaceship

The Science Of Personal Space Travel

Piers Bizony

Published: 6 April 2009
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 208 pages
ISBN: 9781846271267


Private space flight has long been a science-fiction dream. Today it is on the verge of realization. Major companies such as Virgin and Amazon are investing in a new generation of lightweight, efficient spacecraft. Start-up companies specializing in space tourism and spaceport development are burgeoning. NASA and the American aviation authorities are altering decades-old legislation to make private space entrepreneurship possible. How To Build Your Own Spaceship tells you everything you need to know to join the new space race - either by signing up as a passenger or becoming an investor in this fantastic new arena, where the sky is no longer the limit.

About the author

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Piers Bizony has written widely about science, film, history and space. His book The Man Who Ran the Moon tells the story of James E. Webb, the brilliant yet controversial administrator who led NASA as it reached for the moon. Bizony has recently completed Atom, a major tie-in book for a BBC series, about the ideas and personalities that shaped modern quantum theory. More about the author


‘Bizony's book comes at a thrilling moment and he is a terrifically eager guide through rocket science and future hopes of visiting Mars’



‘Even casual popular-science readers will be hard pressed not to find some fascination within these 240 pages ... A compulsive read’ Alex Donohue

‘He writes with the easy tone you'd want to hear from your space pilot ... Strap yourselves down, and boldly go on a joyride out of this world’ Iain Finlayson

‘If a space revolution really is on the way, this book is an engaging way of getting up to speed’ Sean Blair

‘The perfect guide to equip you with all the info you need’

‘There is plenty of curious information here’ Andrew Crumey

‘This popular-science book is an overview of mankind's 21st-century foray into space travel, equipping the reader with all the information he or she will need to join the space race themselves ... an interesting read’ Clive Simpson

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