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Launius, Roger D.

Exploring the Solar System

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Roger D. Launius

Part I. Managing Planetary Science

2. Homer Newell and the Origins of Planetary Science in the United States
John D. Ruley

3. The Survival Crisis of the US Solar System Exploration Program in the 1980s
John M. Logsdon

4. Faster, Better, Cheaper: A Sociotechnical Perspective on Programmatic Choice, Success, and Failure in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Program
Amy Paige Kaminski

Part II. Developing New Approaches to Planetary Exploration

5. Redefining Celestial Mechanics in the Space Age: Astrodynamics, Deep-Space Navigation, and the Pursuit of Accuracy
Andrew J. Butrica

6. Big Science in Space: Viking, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope
W. Henry Lambright

7. Visual Imagery in Solar System Exploration
Peter J. Westwick

8. Returning Scientific Data to Earth: The Parallel but Unequal Careers of Genesis and Stardust and the Problem of Sample Return to Earth
Roger D. Launius

Part III. Exploring the Terrestrial Planets

9. Planetary Science and the “Discovery” of Global Warming
Erik M. Conway

10. Exploring Planet Earth: The Development of Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth Science
Andrew K. Johnston

11. Venus-Earth-Mars: Comparative Climatology and the Search for Life in the Solar System
Roger D. Launius

12. Missions to Mars: Reimagining the Red Planet in the Age of Spaceflight
Robert Markley

Part IV. Unveiling the Outer Solar System

13. Parachuting onto Another World: The European Space Agency’s Huygens Mission to Titan
Arturo Russo

14. Pluto: The Problem Planet and its Scientists
David H. DeVorkin

15. Transcendence and Meaning in Solar System Exploration
William E. Burrows

Keywords: History, History of Science, History of the Americas, Modern History, US History

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Page amount
390 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137273178
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-44514-1

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