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The Resource Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration, edited by Roger D. Launius, (electronic book)

Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration, edited by Roger D. Launius, (electronic book)

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Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration
Title
Exploring the solar system
Title remainder
the history and science of planetary exploration
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger D. Launius
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Varied perspectives on the development of planetary science and exploration during the Space Age.
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UK-WkNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1954-
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Launius, Roger D.
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  • Solar system
  • Outer space
Summary expansion
From the beginning of the Space Age the United States, followed soon by other nations, began an impressive effort to learn about the planets of the solar system. The data collected and analyzed by scientists has revolutionized understanding of our neighbors. These efforts also captured the imagination of people from all backgrounds like nothing else except the Apollo lunar missions. Through a succession of analytical essays on major aspects of the history of robotic planetary exploration, this book opens new vistas in the understanding of the development of planetary science in the Space Age
Label
Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration, edited by Roger D. Launius, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
PART I: MANAGING PLANETARY SCIENCE Homer Newell and the Origins of Planetary Science in the United States-- J.D.Ruley The Survival Crisis of the U.S. Solar System Exploration Program-- J.M.Logsdon The Rise and Demise of NASA's 'Faster, Better, Cheaper' Approach to Planetary Exploration-- A.P.Kaminski PART II: DEVELOPING NEW APPROACHES TO PLANETARY EXPLORATION Redefining Celestial Mechanics in the Space Age: Astronomy, Astrodynamics, Deep-Space Navigation, and the Pursuit of Accuracy-- A.J.Butrica Big Science in Space: Viking, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope-- W.H.Lambright Visual Imagery in Solar System Exploration-- P.J.Westwick Returning Scientific Data to Earth: The Parallel but Unequal Careers of Genesis and Stardust and the Problem of Sample Return to Earth-- R.D.Launius PART III: EXPLORING THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS Planetary Science and the 'Discovery' of Global Warming-- E.M.Conway Exploring Planet Earth: The Development of Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth Science-- A.K.Johnston Venus-Earth-Mars: Comparative Climatology and the Search for Life in the Solar System-- R.D.Launius Missions to Mars: Reimagining the Red Planet in the Age of Spaceflight-- R.Markley PART IV: UNVEILING THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM Parachuting onto Another World: The EuropeAn Space Agency's Huygens Mission to Titan-- A.Russo Pluto: The Problem Planet and its Scientists-- D.A.DeVorkin Transcendence and Meaning in Solar System Exploration-- W.E.Burrows
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9781137273178
Extent
x, 381 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137273185
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration, edited by Roger D. Launius, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
PART I: MANAGING PLANETARY SCIENCE Homer Newell and the Origins of Planetary Science in the United States-- J.D.Ruley The Survival Crisis of the U.S. Solar System Exploration Program-- J.M.Logsdon The Rise and Demise of NASA's 'Faster, Better, Cheaper' Approach to Planetary Exploration-- A.P.Kaminski PART II: DEVELOPING NEW APPROACHES TO PLANETARY EXPLORATION Redefining Celestial Mechanics in the Space Age: Astronomy, Astrodynamics, Deep-Space Navigation, and the Pursuit of Accuracy-- A.J.Butrica Big Science in Space: Viking, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope-- W.H.Lambright Visual Imagery in Solar System Exploration-- P.J.Westwick Returning Scientific Data to Earth: The Parallel but Unequal Careers of Genesis and Stardust and the Problem of Sample Return to Earth-- R.D.Launius PART III: EXPLORING THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS Planetary Science and the 'Discovery' of Global Warming-- E.M.Conway Exploring Planet Earth: The Development of Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth Science-- A.K.Johnston Venus-Earth-Mars: Comparative Climatology and the Search for Life in the Solar System-- R.D.Launius Missions to Mars: Reimagining the Red Planet in the Age of Spaceflight-- R.Markley PART IV: UNVEILING THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM Parachuting onto Another World: The EuropeAn Space Agency's Huygens Mission to Titan-- A.Russo Pluto: The Problem Planet and its Scientists-- D.A.DeVorkin Transcendence and Meaning in Solar System Exploration-- W.E.Burrows
Control code
9781137273178
Extent
x, 381 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137273185
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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