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cspg
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posted 06-27-2014 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Virgin Galactic: The Ultimate Experience
by DK Publishing (Foreword by Richard Branson)
A visual chronicle of the world's first personal space flight, publishing with Virgin Galactic's inaugural launch.

In 2014, Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo lifts off in New Mexico, and commercial space tourism will become a reality. Virgin Galactic: The Ultimate Experience takes readers on this historic flight experience, rocketing to three times the speed of sound to the edge of the atmosphere, the somersaulting turn of zero gravity, and the graceful glide back to Earth.

Packed with incredible artifacts, artwork, and photographs, this beautiful book gives readers the astronaut experience.

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (September 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1465424709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1465424709
Note: Apparently there's also a "deluxe" edition planned- but that's according to Amazon.

cspg
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posted 09-07-2014 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Release date pushed back...one year! (9/25/2015).

Blackarrow
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posted 09-07-2014 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That figures...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-07-2014 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps it hasn't been updated yet, but DK is still listing the release date as Sept. 29 of this year, and is taking orders accordingly.

cspg
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posted 09-08-2014 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And as the DK page indicates "publishing with Virgin Galactic's inaugural launch." So my guess they're waiting for that launch to occur... and succeed (which would make sense from the publisher's point of view).

gliderpilotuk
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posted 09-08-2014 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The recent Private Eye article "Beam us up, Beardie" certainly puts the Virgin Galactic plans in perspective.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-11-2014 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DK has confirmed that this title — and all of its planned Virgin Galactic books — have been delayed to 2015.

New publication dates have not yet been set.

cspg
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posted 09-13-2014 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon.com has moved it from September 29 to March 1, 2015.

cspg
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posted 11-03-2014 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Book is available from Amazon.com (strangely enough).

jjknap
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posted 11-05-2014 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I suppose the book was all ready and they were just holding to release before the first flight. Now they must have doubts whether there will be one.

You know though, I hate when book publishers hold off publishing a book, making you think they are waiting for last minute details to add to the book before it comes out. In reality the book is finished and nothing is added.

jjknap
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posted 11-06-2014 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I received my copy of the book. It certainly has some beautiful photos of SpaceShipTwo.

It has a 2014 copyright date.

eurospace
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posted 11-06-2014 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This of course comes handy now that the only SS2 is no longer available.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-06-2014 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Checking Amazon again tonight, it is now only available for pre-order again. Seems the books that shipped were done so in error.

Ronpur
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posted 11-06-2014 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my copy today. It is a nice book, a lot of great photos on both SpaceShipOne and Two. Both pilots from the accident are in it as well.

dom
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posted 11-08-2014 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are those copies destined to be a future collector's item if DK changes/reprints the book? As it stands, does the content make it unpublishable?

john ffoulkes
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posted 11-09-2014 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This book appears to be in stock and currently for sale from several bookstores especially in Australia.

dom
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posted 11-09-2014 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although it does appear some advanced copies have 'leaked' into the system, my point is - should we be trying to get our hands on them as a future collector's item?

In the aftermath of the accident, DK might have to reprint the book. Can anyone who got a copy tell us if they think the book is now unpublishable as planned in 2015?

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posted 11-09-2014 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't say unpublishable as it is, but events have really made it out of date. A new edition would have to mention the accident, and there is no VSS Enterprise anymore that is featured in the book. Collectible or not, it is great to look at and worth getting for that alone.

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posted 12-01-2014 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official publication date has now been pushed to March 2016 !

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