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The Resource Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars, Erik M. Conway

Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars, Erik M. Conway

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Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars
Title
Exploration and engineering
Title remainder
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars
Statement of responsibility
Erik M. Conway
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has become synonymous with the United States' planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight history. In Exploration and Engineering, Erik M. Conway reveals how JPL engineers' creative technological feats led to major Mars exploration breakthroughs. He takes readers into the heart of the lab's problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil. Conway, JPL's historian, offers an insider's perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period
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DLC
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1965-
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Conway, Erik M.
Dewey number
523.43072/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL799.M3
LC item number
C66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New series in NASA history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Exploration of Mars (Planet)
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Erforschung
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars
Label
Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars, Erik M. Conway
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planetary observers, Mars observer -- Politics and engineering on the Martian frontier -- Attack of the great galactic ghoul -- Engineering for uncertainty -- Mars mania -- The faster-better-cheaper future -- Revenge of the great galactic ghoul -- Recovery and reform -- Margins on the final frontier -- Sending a spy satellite to Mars -- Robotic geologists on the red planet --Reengineering a spacecraft, and a program
Control code
1714895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 405 pages
Isbn
9781421421223
Lccn
2014018368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421223
  • (OCoLC)880520964
Label
Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars, Erik M. Conway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planetary observers, Mars observer -- Politics and engineering on the Martian frontier -- Attack of the great galactic ghoul -- Engineering for uncertainty -- Mars mania -- The faster-better-cheaper future -- Revenge of the great galactic ghoul -- Recovery and reform -- Margins on the final frontier -- Sending a spy satellite to Mars -- Robotic geologists on the red planet --Reengineering a spacecraft, and a program
Control code
1714895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 405 pages
Isbn
9781421421223
Lccn
2014018368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421223
  • (OCoLC)880520964

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