Beyond the Blue

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It’s taken a few years to come together, but the Tenth Anniversary of the world-changing award of the XPRIZE to the team that launched, recovered and re-launched a manned spacecraft under the tight guidelines of the Ansari XPRIZE offered an extraordinarily opportune moment to debut a book that may represent the ultimate ‘Insiders’ look at the amazing event that transpired in 2004.
It’s taken a few years to come together, but the Tenth Anniversary of the world-changing award of the XPRIZE to the team that launched, recovered and re-launched a manned spacecraft under the tight guidelines of the Ansari XPRIZE offered an extraordinarily opportune moment to debut a book that may represent the ultimate ‘Insiders’ look at the amazing event that transpired in 2004.

Aviation Journalist, photographer and test pilot, Jim Campbell, was allowed the unprecedented opportunity to be inside a number of historic events… even going places that XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis never had the chance to try out for himself.

From the heady days of the XPRIZE test flights and competition flights to the formation and execution of the Zero-Gravity Corporation, XPRIZE Cup, Rocket Racing League, Google Lunar XPRIZE and other innovative events and programs, Campbell provided the cameras, notepad and a personal narrative about one of the most exciting efforts of the 21st century.

The result was over 16,000 high-resolution photos, thousands of pages of notes, hundreds of published stories, some iconic pictures that were seen all over the world (with many hundreds more that hadn’t yet been published – until NOW)… all carefully reviewed, selected, organized, designed and brought together in an expertly designed, bright, heavily illustrated 168 page, 4-color book, that includes a stirring Foreword by XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis, who admits that his detailed contribution is… “the first time that I’m actually getting to tell the story of the founding of XPRIZE and the creation of the Ansari XPRIZE.”

“I am so proud of this book. It is an incredible telling of the Ansari XPRIZE story and the journey to creating this breakthrough competition,” said Dr. Diamandis. “This book will hopefully allow more people to understand the impact this competition had on the space travel industry.”

The result is a visually stunning, thought provoking, inspirational book that outlines one of the most innovative decades in recent human history.
It’s taken a few years to come together, but the Tenth Anniversary of the world-changing award of the XPRIZE to the team that launched, recovered and re-launched a manned spacecraft under the tight guidelines of the Ansari XPRIZE offered an extraordinarily opportune moment to debut a book that may represent the ultimate ‘Insiders’ look at the amazing event that transpired in 2004.

Aviation Journalist, photographer and test pilot, Jim Campbell, was allowed the unprecedented opportunity to be inside a number of historic events… even going places that XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis never had the chance to try out for himself.

From the heady days of the XPRIZE test flights and competition flights to the formation and execution of the Zero-Gravity Corporation, XPRIZE Cup, Rocket Racing League, Google Lunar XPRIZE and other innovative events and programs, Campbell provided the cameras, notepad and a personal narrative about one of the most exciting efforts of the 21st century.

The result was over 16,000 high-resolution photos, thousands of pages of notes, hundreds of published stories, some iconic pictures that were seen all over the world (with many hundreds more that hadn’t yet been published – until NOW)… all carefully reviewed, selected, organized, designed and brought together in an expertly designed, bright, heavily illustrated 168 page, 4-color book, that includes a stirring Foreword by XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis, who admits that his detailed contribution is… “the first time that I’m actually getting to tell the story of the founding of XPRIZE and the creation of the Ansari XPRIZE.”

“I am so proud of this book. It is an incredible telling of the Ansari XPRIZE story and the journey to creating this breakthrough competition,” said Dr. Diamandis. “This book will hopefully allow more people to understand the impact this competition had on the space travel industry.”

The result is a visually stunning, thought provoking, inspirational book that outlines one of the most innovative decades in recent human history.

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