Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration 2013th Edition

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Authors

R. Launius

Year 2012
Pages 390
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9781137273161
File Size 3.82 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

Beginning in the early days of the Space Age - well before the advent of manned spaceflight - the United States, followed soon by other nations, undertook an ambitious effort to study the planets of the solar system. The remarkable fruits of this research revolutionized the public's view of their celestial neighbors, capturing the imaginations of people from all backgrounds like nothing else save the Apollo lunar missions. From the first space probes to the most recent planetary rovers, they have continually delivered impressive discoveries and reshaped our understanding of the cosmos. Offering fascinating investigations into this crucial chapter in space history, this collection of specially commissioned essays from leading historians opens new vistas in our understanding of the development of planetary science.