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Gravity Well : America's Next, Greatest Mission (Hardcover) (Stephen Sandford)
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THE ANSWER TO AMERICA’S RENEWAL LIES DIRECTLY ABOVE US. The Gravity Well reveals an astronomical mystery while offering the best promise for our nation’s future. What is the Gravity Well? A deep hole in space, A force that presses us to Earth, An obstacle stretching a million miles up and out, with us at the bottom, And our generation’s most promising challenge. Conquering the Well offers our best hope for America’s renewal—and, in the long run, for the survival of our species. Humans have been trying to escape the Well for more than a century. Today, our greatest entrepreneurs are building a space economy, accomplishing magnificent technological feats, while climbing only a tiny fraction of the way. What will it take to break out of the Well? The entire nation. The cost? It will surprise you. The Gravity Well reveals the true, poorly understood challenge of space, while making an inspiring case for meeting that challenge. Imagine a national effort that: Offers immediate payoffs to the economy. Inspires young people to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Restores America’s reputation as a peaceful world leader. Already has the support of Americans: Democrat, Republican, and Independent. The Gravity Well is a must—not just for lovers of space but for every reader who cares about our country.