Floating to Space: The Airship to Orbit Program (Apogee Books Space Series)
by John M. Powell
Collector's Guide Publishing Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781894959735
Date: 01 May 2008 List Price $27.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Challenging the reader to consider what is possible, this book reveals an entirely new concept for getting into space—Airship to Orbit (ATO). Photographs and details are provided from the nearly 100 development flights conducted so far, along with new findings such as life 20 miles up and mile high plasma volcanoes. The blueprints and economic details of hypersonic airships and cities floating at the edge of space are all included, bringing the subject out of scientific journals and fantasy pages and into the public eye.
(Source: Collector's Guide Publishing)