Firestar

Mariesa van Huyten is obsessed that a large asteroid may someday collide with Earth. Her family is one of America's richest so she embarks on creating her own space program. The first of a four novel series, this is among the very best near term portrayals of how we can move forward in space...quickly. Test pilot and astronaut Ned Dubois is introduced. Reusable launch vehicles, catapult launchers, privately owned space stations, and Mentor Academies.
Author: 
Michael Flynn
Genre: 
Fiction
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Year: 
1996
GoodReads: 
3.71
ISBN-13: 
9780812530063