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Interstellar Age The Story of the NASA Men and Women Who Flew the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

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ISBN-10: 1101983892

ISBN-13: 9781101983898

Edition: 2016

Authors: Jim Bell

List price: $32.00
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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission— told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries—11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch.Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. The fantastic journey began in 1977, before the first episode of Cosmos aired. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond the moon; beyond Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity’s greatest space mission.In The Interstellar Age,…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/19/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.95" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Author Profiles E. W. Nelsontaught Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College and later joined the engineering organization of the Western Electric Company (now Lucent Technologies).Charles L. Bestis Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lafayette College. W. G. McLean (Easton, PA) is Emeritus Director of Engineering at Lafayette College.Merle Potteris professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.