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How to Make a Spaceship
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| by Julian Guthrie Follow 0 Followers , Dan Kreigh Follow 0 Followers on Dec 02, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 5-9, 2018. Join us!

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Julian Guthrie and Dan Kreigh tell the story of the Ansari X-Prize, a competition driven by outsized characters—Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen—and discuss the construction/testing of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne. SpaceShipOne was a historic feat of aerospace engineering that produced the first privately built manned reusable spaceship to fly to space twice in two weeks.

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Julian Guthrie is the author of “How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight”. Dan Kreigh works as a Structural Engineer at ScaledComposites. He was the lead structural analyst for SpaceShipOne, making sure that the structure was strong enough to withstand expected flight, pressure and landing loads yet light enough to make it to space.

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