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The Resource Infinity beckoned : adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989, Jay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi

Infinity beckoned : adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989, Jay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi

Label
Infinity beckoned : adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989
Title
Infinity beckoned
Title remainder
adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989
Statement of responsibility
Jay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Account of unmanned lunar and planetary exploration from the early 1970s to the early 1990s"--
  • "Infinity Beckoned illuminates a critical period of space history when humans dared an expansive leap into the inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the missions that put robotic spacecraft on the heavenly bodies nearest our own. These dedicated space pioneers include such individuals as Soviet Russia's director of planetary missions, who hated his job but kept at it for fifteen years, enduring a paranoid bureaucracy where even the copy machines were strictly regulated. Based on numerous interviews, Gallentine delivers a rich variety of stories involving the men and women, American and Russian, responsible for such groundbreaking endeavors as the Mars Viking missions of the 1970s and the Soviet Venera flights to Venus in the 1980s. From the dreamers responsible for the Venus landing who discovered that dropping down through heavy clouds of sulfuric acid and 900-degree heat was best accomplished by surfing to the five-man teams puppeteering the Soviet moon rovers from a top-secret, off-the-map town without a name, the people who come to life in these pages persevered in often trying, thankless circumstances. Their legacy is our better understanding of our own planet and our place in the cosmos"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.43/54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL795.3
LC item number
.G355 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Outward odyssey : a people's history of spaceflight
Label
Infinity beckoned : adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989, Jay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 474 pages
Isbn
9780803234468
Isbn Type
(cloth ;
Lccn
2015008519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651110
  • 2276113
  • (OCoLC)907651110
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651110
  • 2333639
Label
Infinity beckoned : adventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989, Jay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 474 pages
Isbn
9780803234468
Isbn Type
(cloth ;
Lccn
2015008519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651110
  • 2276113
  • (OCoLC)907651110
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651110
  • 2333639

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