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Astro turf : the private life of rocket science

Author: M G Lord
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2005.
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During the late 1960s, while M.G. Lord was becoming a teenager in Southern California and her mother was dying of cancer, Lord's father--an archetypal, remote, Cold War-era rocket engineer--disappeared into his work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, helping build the space probes of the Mariner Mars 69 mission. Thirty years later, Lord found herself reporting on the JPL, triggering childhood memories and a desire to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lord
ISBN: 0802714277 9780802714275
OCLC Number: 55950218
Description: 259 p : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction or Bride comes to yellow sky --
Mariner Mars 69 or Foot soldier's story --
Rockets' red glare or unlikely beginnings of the jet propulsion laboratory --
Rockets' red glare of portrait of the artist --
Gener Parity: from science fiction to science fact --
No lost opportunity of Launch of MER-B --
Gender parity: from science fact to science fiction --
Bouncing toward meridiani or postcards from the New World --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by M.G. Lord.
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During the late 1960s, while M.G. Lord was becoming a teenager in Southern California and her mother was dying of cancer, Lord's father--an archetypal, remote, Cold War-era rocket engineer--disappeared into his work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, helping build the space probes of the Mariner Mars 69 mission. Thirty years later, Lord found herself reporting on the JPL, triggering childhood memories and a desire to revisit her past as a way of understanding the ethos of rocket science.

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