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Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, - download pdf or read online

By Peter J. Westwick

ISBN-10: 0300110758

ISBN-13: 9780300110753

In the a long time because the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the hunt to discover the farthest reaches of the sun process. JPL spacecraft—Voyager, Magellan, Galileo, the Mars rovers, and others—have introduced the planets into shut view. JPL satellites and tools additionally shed new gentle at the constitution and dynamics of earth itself, whereas their orbiting observatories opened new vistas at the cosmos. This accomplished ebook recounts the extreme tale of the lab's accomplishments, mess ups, and evolution from 1976 to the current day.
This heritage of JPL encompasses excess of the tale of the occasions and contributors that experience formed the establishment. It additionally engages wider questions about relatives among civilian and armed forces area courses, where of technology and expertise in American politics, and the impression of the paintings at JPL at the approach we think where of humankind within the universe.

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