The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

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 frontier The 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 Nei The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast for...

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Title:The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
Author:Christian Davenport
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1610398297
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos Reviews

  • Kristiana
    Apr 29, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

  • Francis Tapon
    Dec 18, 2017

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

  • Yukari Watanabe
    Apr 03, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

  • Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
    Mar 29, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

  • Denise Morse
    Apr 11, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

  • Steve Solnick
    Jul 28, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Jul 03, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

  • Mal Warwick
    May 23, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

  • Howard
    Apr 11, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

    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 approache...

    If you are picking up this book, I suspect you are a space enthusiast. You?ll love the book! If you are not a space enthusiast but admire the Billionaire Barons fueling the new golden age of space ... you?ll also enjoy the book. The author does a great job of weaving together the s...

    This was a good book with some nice details that I had not heard before. But, and it is an important but, the author's employer becomes obvious the closer to the end of the book that you get. Mr. Davenport works for the Washington Post and clearly is not going to say anything negative ...

  • Nick
    Apr 14, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

  • Chris
    Apr 02, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

    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 approache...

    If you are picking up this book, I suspect you are a space enthusiast. You?ll love the book! If you are not a space enthusiast but admire the Billionaire Barons fueling the new golden age of space ... you?ll also enjoy the book. The author does a great job of weaving together the s...

  • Hella Comat
    Jul 11, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

  • Chris Via
    Nov 30, 2017

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

  • Andrew Hyde
    May 27, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

    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 approache...

    If you are picking up this book, I suspect you are a space enthusiast. You?ll love the book! If you are not a space enthusiast but admire the Billionaire Barons fueling the new golden age of space ... you?ll also enjoy the book. The author does a great job of weaving together the s...

    This was a good book with some nice details that I had not heard before. But, and it is an important but, the author's employer becomes obvious the closer to the end of the book that you get. Mr. Davenport works for the Washington Post and clearly is not going to say anything negative ...

    An illuminating ride through the first 15 years of the private sector debut in outer space. It is at once a good insight into the personalities with an appropriate dollop of technical information to ground the reader?s understanding of the significance of the accomplishments and prog...

  • Richard Hakes
    Jul 21, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

  • Alex Devero
    May 20, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

  • Missy
    Nov 22, 2017

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

  • Orest
    Apr 13, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

    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 approache...

    If you are picking up this book, I suspect you are a space enthusiast. You?ll love the book! If you are not a space enthusiast but admire the Billionaire Barons fueling the new golden age of space ... you?ll also enjoy the book. The author does a great job of weaving together the s...

    This was a good book with some nice details that I had not heard before. But, and it is an important but, the author's employer becomes obvious the closer to the end of the book that you get. Mr. Davenport works for the Washington Post and clearly is not going to say anything negative ...

    An illuminating ride through the first 15 years of the private sector debut in outer space. It is at once a good insight into the personalities with an appropriate dollop of technical information to ground the reader?s understanding of the significance of the accomplishments and prog...

    Great insights into the history of high-profile billionaires pursing their dreams and spending their money on rockets. Would have been nice if he contrasted their pursuits with the likes of Bill Gates and his pursuit to make a better world by donating much of his fortune to charity. A ...

  • Robert Foley
    Jul 22, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

  • George Siehl
    Jun 10, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

  • Karen
    May 13, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

  • Charlotte
    May 02, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

  • Alf
    Mar 24, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

  • Gary Moreau
    Mar 21, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

  • Dee Arr
    Nov 25, 2017

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

  • Vincent Archer
    Apr 19, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

  • Karthik
    Apr 08, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

    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 t...

    Easily the best book I have read on the private space race. Both Jeff?s and Elon?s bios have some good sections and cover more of the personal element. The Space Barrens makes sure to cover all the major players as a head to head dog fight similar to tech companies fighting for mar...

    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 approache...

  • Todd McGlinchey
    Jun 29, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

  • Denise Brown
    Aug 14, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...

    Wonderfully clear account of the race to create the Pan Am of the space age. Full disclosure: I worked for NASA on private sector space utilization over 3 decades ago, so I'm not exactly new to the subject. I'm not sure if a completely uninitiated reader would find it quite as simple t...

    The Space Barons offers the reader a sneak peek into how some of the world's wealthiest individuals are commercializing space. It shows how these individuals are competing against each other, in a good sense, in the race to be the leaders of the emerging space industry. This book is fu...

    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 ...

    A quick and enjoyable read on the big 3 (4 really, but no one hears anything about Allen). If anything is going to define the 21st century, it's probably the rise of the commercial human space sector. We're still in the early stages, and none of the titular Space Barons have done it...

    Great book about the billionaires who took up where NASA left off. Hats off to their sense of risk and adventure! Musk is the big talker who has endured some well reported and spectacular failures with his space endeavour SpaceX, as well as of course some incredible success. Bez...

    The trouble with technology is that is is frequently a lot harder to achieve than to imagine. Remember Shelly's Monster, turns out connecting bits of people together and getting them to work is a lot harder than thought. This goes for spaceships, how many mad scientists have built spac...

    Loved this book on the current space race This book is such a fascinating look at the richest men in the USA and their quest to conquer space. The insight into how they each operate and tackle the same goal shows the character of each of these amazing men. If you had doubts that ge...

  • Dan S
    Jun 13, 2018

    The full title of this book, The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, emphasizes the battle between two of the main figures in the book. While I understand the name-dropping can potentially help in selling more copies, I feel it is important to men...

    I requested this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. The number one reason being that I?m slightly obsessed with humanity?s scientific journey to attempt to get us in to space. My husband has heard me say more than once that, given the opportunity, I would gladly upend...

    As a kid, did you ever say to yourself, ?Someday, I?m going to Mars.? Well, hello, we?re almost there and it?s not on the public?s dime as people used to complain about, it?s on Elon Musk?s many dimes and Jeff Bezo?s and other future-thinking minds. ?The Space Baron...

    The latest iPhone is great, but the real buzz in science and technology is the plight to colonize Mars. Perhaps still too far-fetched for some, the race to be the first commercial shuttle between Earth and Mars is a very real and burgeoning enterprise, with unthinkable funds being expe...

    Space Barons failed to capture my interest in the long run. The initial chapters about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos weren't well organized, but they had enough interesting bits that I kept coming back to the book. When Burt Rutan's story was introduced, however, the author lost me. Mr. D...

    My wife is from Cameroon so she thrilled that the first creature that America sent into orbit was from Cameroon. The creature was named Enos. He was a chimp from Cameroon. He flew aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961. Enos logged three hours and 21 minutes in space. He pa...

    Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Both books are well done. They're the product of professional journalists who are good at what they do....

    This book is a thorough and professional review of the current state of space flight in the US. As the cover promises, it?s a tale filled with the current rock stars of capitalism: Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al. And a few names that have made history but aren?t quite as familiar: Bur...

    Space barons is a good compiling of the separate space ventures and companies currently in the business. It has a narrow focus, which is wise. I have not yet tired of hearing of spacex?s success, ingenuity, can do spirit or Elon musk?s biting charm and brazenness. Davenport?s app...

    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 b...

    Great read of some major influences of our day and their fascination for space exploration. It opens your mind to what these pioneers are going to accomplish and the challenges they?ve already gone through to pave the way for future space exploration and dare I say....space colonizat...

    It's a comprehensive book about new space business created by billionaires. Davenport understands the passion of these billionaires, and that made this nonfiction enjoyable to read. Before I write a review for Newsweek Japan, I'm reading a similar new book, "Rocket Billionaires" to com...

    TEAM ELON. That is all. ...

    A good summary of the new space movement. If you're a space nerd and have been following the industry closely you won't find much new information here. Also if you love the technical aspects of space travel this book will not satisfy you. It mainly covers Musk and Bezos and the race be...

    I watched an interview with author Christian Davenport on the events section of www. csis.org and decided to read the book. Good decision. Davenport, a writer for the Washington Post on space and defense issues, faced the delicate challenge of writing about the man who owns the newspap...

    Davenport provides here a history of the burgeoning private space industry in the US, with the primary narrative focus on the rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Although the author acknowledges his affiliations with the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) and claims to be impart...