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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

  • Fraser Kinnear
    Jul 01, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is about the shift of space travel and to some extent space exploration to private corporations and away from governments. The author does a good job of introducing the people who are behind the private sector push to fill the void left by decreasing NASA budgets and ever-changing...

    Pretty fun, I learned a lot about Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, and there were a few early SpaceX stories I wasn't familiar with. Davenport is a journalist, so much of these stories are just a first draft of history. But there's so much more to SpaceX than is addressed here... I...

  • Denise Morse
    Apr 11, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Larry
    May 08, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is about the shift of space travel and to some extent space exploration to private corporations and away from governments. The author does a good job of introducing the people who are behind the private sector push to fill the void left by decreasing NASA budgets and ever-changing...

    Pretty fun, I learned a lot about Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, and there were a few early SpaceX stories I wasn't familiar with. Davenport is a journalist, so much of these stories are just a first draft of history. But there's so much more to SpaceX than is addressed here... I...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not so heavy on the science behind the quest. A brief biography on how a few billionaires put the figurative rocket up the USA space program (or lack thereof) and opened the door for the privatization of space travel. Certainly has put each launch to t...

  • Victoria
    Nov 06, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is about the shift of space travel and to some extent space exploration to private corporations and away from governments. The author does a good job of introducing the people who are behind the private sector push to fill the void left by decreasing NASA budgets and ever-changing...

    Pretty fun, I learned a lot about Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, and there were a few early SpaceX stories I wasn't familiar with. Davenport is a journalist, so much of these stories are just a first draft of history. But there's so much more to SpaceX than is addressed here... I...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not so heavy on the science behind the quest. A brief biography on how a few billionaires put the figurative rocket up the USA space program (or lack thereof) and opened the door for the privatization of space travel. Certainly has put each launch to t...

    Thanks to Perseus Books, Public Affairs and Netgalley for the ARC of this fantastic non-fiction work. Admittedly, I am a bit of a space geek, but I don?t think you have to be to enjoy this. The new space race competition by 21st century billionaires is fascinating and exciting. The w...

  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Jul 03, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Chris
    Mar 27, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is about the shift of space travel and to some extent space exploration to private corporations and away from governments. The author does a good job of introducing the people who are behind the private sector push to fill the void left by decreasing NASA budgets and ever-changing...

  • Alex Devero
    May 20, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • George Siehl
    Jun 10, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Dan S
    Jun 13, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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...