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Into the black : JPL and the American space program, 1976-2004

Author: Peter J Westwick
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including Voyager, Magellan, and Galileo, have brought  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Westwick
ISBN: 9780300110753 0300110758
OCLC Number: 67728170
Description: xviii, 392 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
List of abbreviations --
1. The inheritance --
pt. 1. Acclaim and agitation : the Murray years, 1976-1982 --
2. Planetary exploration triumphant --
3. Planetary exploration in extremis --
4. External relations and the internal environment --
5. Diversification --
6. Return to the military --
7. Space technology --
pt. 2. Restoration : the Allen years, 1982-1991 --
8. The rise and decline of defense programs --
9. The dividends of defense programs --
10. Space and earth science --
11. JPL under Allen --
12. Recovery of flight projects --
13. Voyager redux, Galileo, and Magellan --
pt. 3. Beyond the Cold War : the stone years, 1991-2001 --
14. Faster, better, cheaper --
15. Reengineering JPL --
16. The tilting triangle and commercialization --
17. A break in the storm --
18. Annus miserabilis --
19. Epilogue, 2001-2004 --
20. Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter J. Westwick.
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