The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontierThe Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space.Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond....
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The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos Reviews
The Space Barons is an inside look at the efforts to commercialize space and the race to be the leaders again in space flight. Of course I had heard of SpaceX and watched the YouTube videos, I had heard of Virgin Galactic, but am ashamed to say that I had no idea about Blue Origin and Jeff Bezo's role in the race.
The race is on, the setbacks have been real, the costs have been high but progress is being made. It is a fascinating read, especially the differences between the billionaires and thei ...more
An enjoyable and enlightening read, but the repetition becomes a little tedious. I learned some new things, even as a former "expert" in this field; however, some of the facts mentioned in the book are completely unverifiable, or at least I've failed to find them online. I've tweeted the author to ask questions (like, where did he get the word "stickiction?" What does it mean? His book is the only instance of it found. What chemical did Blue Origin replace with citric acid?), but not received an ...more
I was bo n in ‘58, and the Mercury, a Gemini, and Apollo astronauts became my heroes.
Now I have deed to that list.
Keep dreaming ... and as Snoopy already said: “Ad Astra!” :)
TEAM ELON. That is all.
Christian did a great job writing this book. It follow Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic. He also talks about Paul Allen's efforts too.
It was a quick read, and kept my attention. I have some serious respect for Blue Origin now. Musk and Bezos have a very different approaches, and this book explains their motivations.
The fundamental difference between Blue and SpaceX?
SpaceX needs to earn money to survive. They need to launch commercial satellites to survive.
Blue is currently being funde ...more
Good rundown of Bezos, Branson, Musk and Paul Allen and their contributions to the new space race.
This is a really fascinating look into the world of the space industry. The author focuses on four main companies that started in the US in the early 2000s, which I found to be very interesting. While SpaceX has acquired a lot of fame in the past few years, I was surprised by how far back it went and how long it took to get to this point. The author also helped shine a light on some lesser-known companies like Blue Origin.
Although the US-Russia space race ended, competition in the space industry ...more