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Title Exploring the solar system [electronic resource] : the history and science of planetary exploration / edited by Roger D. Launius.
Edition First edition.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Homer Newell and the Origins of Planetary Science in the United States -- The Survival Crisis of the US Solar System Exploration Program in the 1980s -- Faster, Better, Cheaper: A Sociotechnical Perspective on Programmatic Choice, Success, and Failure in NASA's Solar System Exploration Program -- Redefining Celestial Mechanics in the Space Age: Astrodynamics, Deep-Space Navigation, and the Pursuit of Accuracy -- Big Science in Space: Viking, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope -- Visual Imagery in Solar System Exploration -- Returning Scientific Data to Earth: The Parallel but Unequal Careers of Genesis and Stardust and the Problem of Sample Return to Earth -- Planetary Science and the "Discovery" of Global Warming -- Exploring Planet Earth: The Development of Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth Science -- Venus-Earth-Mars: Comparative Climatology and the Search for Life in the Solar System -- Missions to Mars: Reimagining the Red Planet in the Age of Spaceflight -- Parachuting onto Another World: The European Space Agency's Huygens Mission to Titan -- Pluto: The Problem Planet and its Scientists -- Transcendence and Meaning in Solar System Exploration.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Outer space -- Exploration -- History.
Added Author Launius, Roger D., editor of compilation.
Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781137273161 113727316X (DLC) 2012040649
ISBN 1137273178 (electronic bk.)
9781137273178 (electronic bk.)
9781137273161 (alk. paper)
113727316X (alk. paper)
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