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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.
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In the decades since the mid-1970s, 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, Galileo, and the Mars rovers, have brought the planets into close view. JPL satellites and instruments also shed new light on the structure and dynamics of earth itself, while their orbiting observatories opened  Read more...
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Westwick, Peter J.
Into the black.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006013349
(OCoLC)67728170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Westwick
ISBN: 9780300134582 0300134584
OCLC Number: 191746454
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 392 p.) : ill.
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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