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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 2050: the first starship is shaped like a pyramid with four equal sides. The outer surface is gold to reflect radiant heat from four fusion engines in magnetic bottles. Fuel capacity is equal to six supertankers.-Claire agrees to fly the first starship to the future with David so their children can have a better life. Flying at near-light speed, they only age three years. But their courage is tested again and again before they land the ship's wreckage in 2553.-A cheering crowd and the President of the United States greet Claire and David as heroes. There are no wars, no military services, no incurable diseases, no poverty, and virtually no crime on Earth. But a computer runs the world, a license is required to have a baby, and death must be challenged head-on before they can have a family. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Claire?s charter flight to the Grand Canyon from Los Angeles was supposed to be a one day outing. But handsome and fascinating David Archer is her pilot for the day, and her life takes a breathtaking turn. Love pulls her into his arms and into his dream to fly the first starship to a distant star and the future. They launch in 2050 and reach their target star system about one year of their time later. While they explore the system?s planets and moons, spectacular vistas are accompanied by perils that test the limits of their courage, skill, and luck. They complete their mission and land what?s left of their ship in Earth year 2553. A cheering crowd and the President of the United States greet Claire and David as heroes. There are no wars, no military service, no incurable diseases, no poverty, and almost no crime on Earth. The trust managing their money while they were in space is worth trillions of dollars. Yet by the end of their first day back, Claire wants to leave. David offers to build a new starship to take them to a pristine, earth-like planet they discovered. The new ship is built, but it is used for an entirely different purpose than that for which it was intended. - LAUNCH is an original and compelling novel about hope told with action and adventure, a story that will excite your imagination and capture your heart. - CREDIT -The star background on the book cover was copied from a NASA image of Omega Centauri taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. ?This is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 that was installed aboard Hubble in May 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, which can snap sharp images over a broad range of wavelengths.? As of May 2, 2015, this NASA image of Omega Centauri can be seen online at: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/385241main_omega_centauri_full_full_full.jpg

Inhaltsangabe: 2050: The shape of first starship is a pyramid with four equal sides. Gold reflects radiant heat from four fusion engines in magnetic bottles. Fuel capacity is equal to six supertankers. - Claire agrees to fly to the future with David so their children can have a better life. Flying at near-light speed, they only age three years as they explore a distant star system. One of their discoveries is a pristine planet, like Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. - Their courage is tested again and again before they land the starship?s wreckage in 2553. A cheering crowd and the President of the United States greet Claire and David as heroes. - There are no wars, no military services, no incurable diseases, no poverty, and virtually no crime on Earth. But an all-seeing computer runs the world, and a license is required to have a baby. - A parent licensing committee gives them a provisional license. Several weeks later, the computer tells Claire she?s pregnant. Then two members of the committee file a lawsuit to revoke the license and give the baby to another couple. - The trust managing Claire and David?s money while they were gone is worth trillions of dollars. To escape with their baby, they spend billions to have another starship built. To create a smoke screen, they give trillions to launch human exploration of the universe.

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