50 Years of Photo voltaic System Exploration: Historic Views

Photo voltaic System Exploration  illustration.
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50 Years of Photo voltaic System Exploration: Historic Views has been issued by NASA Workplace of Communications/NASA Historical past Division.

Divided into 12 chapters, this free quantity is expertly edited by Linda Billings, a marketing consultant to NASA’s Astrobiology Program and Planetary Protection Coordination Workplace within the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

“What  readers will discover on this quantity is a set of fascinating tales about cash, politics, human sources, dedication, competitors and cooperation, and the ‘quicker, higher, cheaper’ period of photo voltaic system exploration,” explains Billings.

The quantity incorporates a various array of students that handle the science, know-how, coverage, and politics of planetary exploration. This quantity affords a set of in-depth research of essential initiatives, selections, and milestones of this period.

This quantity relies on a symposium — “Photo voltaic System Exploration @ 50” — held in Washington, D.C. on October 25-26, 2012. The aim of this symposium was to think about, over the more-than-50-year historical past of the Area Age, what we’ve discovered in regards to the different our bodies of the photo voltaic system and the processes by which we’ve gained new information.

The symposium commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the primary profitable planetary mission, Mariner 2 despatched to Venus in 1962, organized by the NASA Historical past Program Workplace, the Division of Area Historical past on the Nationwide Air and Area Museum, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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NASA webcast the whole symposium, archived right here: past/options/SSEat50.html

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