Brian Binnie was born in Indiana, raised in Scotland, forged as a US Naval aviator and tested by the prize-winning flight of SpaceShipOne, becoming one of only two wholly civilian astronauts to reach space (so far).
Brian has now recounted his journey behind the stick of some of the hottest aircraft to pierce the sky — as an aviator, as a test pilot, and most of all, from the pilot’s seat of the first private craft to reach space, SpaceShipOne. The Magic & Menace of SpaceShipOne is now shipping! Expect arrivals to occur through the rest of November and December.
Feel free to browse the site for more information… but be sure to place your order for this outstanding personal history of the first steps in civilian space flight before you go! A limited supply of books remain, so don’t delay and be disappointed.
Final price on the pre-ordered copies has been set at $50.00 for US/domestic mail customers. Books shipped to other countries are US$105.00, all shipping and costs included. (Sorry… it’s a really big, heavy book!)
If you pre-ordered with a $25.00 deposit, please send the difference ($25 for US buyers) via PayPal to BlackSky@BrianBinnie.net. Your prompt response is appreciated but I will not be delaying shipping while waiting for payment.
Pricing for New Orders
The first edition of 500 copies has been sold out, but continuing interest has encouraged me to issue a second printing of 100 copies. These, too, will be signed and numbered and can be inscribed if you like, but are already selling out!
New orders must be paid in full at the US-buyer rate of $55.00. Overseas customers should contact me for an exact cost with shipping to your country. See the updated ordering page to get your copy!