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Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age
by Lori Garver
When she rose to second-in-command at NASA, Lori Garver was determined to do more than just break a glass ceiling. She set out to break the self-interested system of government-controlled space exploration run by Congress, the aerospace industry, entrenched bureaucrats, and hero-astronauts trying to protect their own profits and mythology.

In Escaping Gravity, Garver recounts her fight for change from inside the space agency and how it put her in the crosshairs of established interests who viewed her as a threat to the trillion-dollar government contracting system that has centralized power in the United States since World War II. Garver's hard-won victories paved the way for a new era of transcendental change at NASA in collaboration with her "space pirates" — Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson. Working to unleash the potential of these visionaries, Garver pried spaceflight from the tight grip and the aerospace/military industrial complex and helped create a more peaceful, inclusive, and meaningful space age.

Including previously unpublished conversations and insights on the epic battles that have transitioned space access to private interests for a fraction of the cost of previous NASA programs, Escaping Gravity offers a blueprint for how to drive productive and meaningful government change.

  • Hardcover, ‎304 pages
  • Diversion Books (June 7, 2022)
  • ISBN-10: ‎1635767709
  • ISBN-13: ‎978-1635767704

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