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Jupiter odyssey : the story of NASA's Galileo mission

Author: David M Harland
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2000.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
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Offers an overview of Nasa's Galileo mission, from its conception in 1975 to the present, discussing its six-year voyage to Jupiter, the data it has sent back about the solar system, the discoveries made by Galileo, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Harland
ISBN: 1852333014 9781852333010
OCLC Number: 44461919
Description: xxvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Early days --
2. Reconnaissance --
3. Galileo's ordeal --
4. An exploring machine --
5. The long haul --
6. Target in sight --
7. Atmospheric probe --
8. The capture orbit --
9. Tectonic Ganymede --
10. Battered Callisto --
11. European enigma --
12. Jupiter from orbit --
13. Moonlets and rings --
14. Fiery Io --
15. Passing the torch --
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Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
Responsibility: David M. Harland.
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Focusing on the Galileo Mission, the story relates this remarkable spacecraft's protracted gestation and the ordeal of its long haul out to Jupiter and its ultimate triumph: five years exploration  Read more...

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"It is all here, in studious detail... An excellent account of the most amazing little robot ever built." -Michael Hanlon, Sunday Express

 
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