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Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Peter J. Westwick

Abstract

In the decades since the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including the Voyager, Magellan, Galileo, and the Mars rovers, have brought the planets into close view. JPL satellites and instruments also shed new light on the structure and dynamics of earth itself, while their orbiting observatories opened new vistas on the cosmos. This book recounts the extraordinary story of the lab's accomplishments, failures, and evolution from 1976 to the present day. This history of JPL enco ... More

Keywords: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, Voyager, Magellan, Galileo, Mars rovers, civilian, military space programs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300110753
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110753.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Westwick, author