Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission

Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission

by David M. Harland
     
 

Prior to the space age, little was known about Jupiter. Focusing on the Galileo mission, this book tracks the remarkable spacecraft gestation, the ordeal of its long haul out to Jupiter, and its 5 year long exploration of the Jovian system. The book features material taken from press conferences, technical papers, and essays written by engineers and scientists

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Prior to the space age, little was known about Jupiter. Focusing on the Galileo mission, this book tracks the remarkable spacecraft gestation, the ordeal of its long haul out to Jupiter, and its 5 year long exploration of the Jovian system. The book features material taken from press conferences, technical papers, and essays written by engineers and scientists involved in the NASA Galileo mission. From the reviews: "...Unlike his colleagues in this genre Harland provides more than just a serial history...The book is abundantly footnoted and richly illustrated with hundreds of images...I highly recommend Jupiter Odyssey to all readers, beginner to advanced, all of who will surely gain new insight into one of the most successful interplanetary missions ever flown." Amazon.com

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"It is all here, in studious detail… An excellent account of the most amazing little robot ever built."
–Michael Hanlon, Sunday Express

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852333010
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/10/2000
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
0.97(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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