by Eric Berger

“This is as important a book on space as has ever been written and it’s a riveting page-turner, too.” —Homer Hickam, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rocket Boys

The dramatic inside story of the historic flights that launched SpaceX—and Elon Musk—from a shaky startup into the world’s leading-edge rocket company

SpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade. Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first private company to launch human beings into orbit. Half a century after the space race it is private companies, led by SpaceX, standing alongside NASA pushing forward into the cosmos, and laying the foundation for our exploration of other worlds.

Interview with the Author

Commonwealth Club of California
Liftoff: Inside the Historic Flights that Launched Elon Musk’s SpaceX
3/13/21        66 min

Technology and Space – the history and future of space tech, exploration and business
How Elon Musk and SpaceX overcame early problems to dominate the space industry – interview with Eric Berger
5/4/21        56 min

The Unexplained with Howard Hughes
Edition 529 – Eric Berger
3/22/21       47 min

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
Space Policy Edition: SpaceX’s Early, Desperate Days (with Eric Berger)
3/5/21        62 min

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