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Beyond the Moon A Golden Age of Planetary Exploration, 1971-1978

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ISBN-10: 1560989548

ISBN-13: 9781560989547

Edition: 2000

Authors: Robert S. Kraemer, Roger Launius

List price: $34.95
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During the 1970s, Americans launched twelve robot spacecraft on paths to the far corners of the solar system. Each mission was a resounding success, yielding detailed knowledge of Earth's neighboring planets and advancing human understanding of the solar system's origin and evolution. Providing an insider's view of what has been called a golden era in space pioneering, Robert S. Kraemer documents the efforts of those who contributed to a burst of planetary exploration that laid the foundation for even more extraordinary voyages of discovery.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 9/17/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.33" wide x 9.33" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
On the Shoulders of Giants: Developing the Technology
1971: Mariner 9 Mars Orbit
1972 and 1973: Pioneer 10 and 11 Jupiter and Saturn Flybys
1974 and 1976: Helios 1 and 2 Solar Probes
1973: Mariner 10 Venus and Mercury Flybys
1975: Viking 1 and 2 Mars Orbits and Landings
1977: Voyager 1 and 2 Flybys of the Outer Planets
1978: Pioneer Venus 1 and 2 Orbit and Probes
Epilogue: From Gloom of Night to New Light of Dawn