Beyond the Moon: A Golden Age of Planetary Exploration, 1971-1978

Beyond the Moon: A Golden Age of Planetary Exploration, 1971-1978

by Robert S. Kraemer

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ISBN-13: 9781560989547
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 09/17/2000
Series: Smithsonian Hist Avtn Spaceflt Series
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Robert S. Kraemer began his engineering career in 1951, working for the renowned Rocketdyne division of North American Aviation. For his work during the 1970s as NASA's director of planetary programs, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the agency's highest award.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 List of Abbreviations Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1. On the Shoulders of Giants: Developing the Technology Chapter 6 2. 1971: Mariner 9 Mars Orbit Chapter 7 3. 1972 and 1973: Pioneer 10 and 11 Jupiter and Saturn Flybys Chapter 8 4. 1974 and 1976: Helios I and 2 Solar Probes Chapter 9 5. 1973: Mariner 10 Venus and Mercury Flybys Chapter 10 6. 1975: Viking 1 and 2 Mars Orbits and Landings Chapter 11 7. 1977: Voyager 1 and 2 Flybys of the Outer Planets Chapter 12 8. 1978: Pioneer Venus 1 and 2 Orbit and Probes Chapter 13 Epilogue: From Gloom of Night to New Light of Dawn Chapter 14 Appendix

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The writing is precise and well documented, sprinkled with personal impressions of the people with whom the author worked. The scope is definitely multidisciplined, and a reflection of the way in which business was done at NASA and between NASA labs and with contractors. The author presents complex and sticky situations in simply explained summarizing statements.