Voyager's Grand Tour (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)

Voyager's Grand Tour (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) Henry C. Dethloff Joli Ballew
  • Title: Voyager's Grand Tour (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
  • Author: Henry C. Dethloff Joli Ballew
  • ISBN: 9781588341242
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Voyager's Grand Tour (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) Henry C. Dethloff Joli Ballew Voyager s Grand Tour Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series A rare planetary alignment a visionary team and two space probes have transformed our knowledge of the solar system and beyond Every years Earth and the outer planets gather on one side of the
    A rare planetary alignment, a visionary team, and two space probes have transformed our knowledge of the solar system and beyond Every 176 years, Earth and the outer planets gather on one side of the sun, allowing close observation in a single flight, or Grand Tour To exploit this alignment, the Voyager team developed the so called gravity assist that essentially slin A rare planetary alignment, a visionary team, and two space probes have transformed our knowledge of the solar system and beyond Every 176 years, Earth and the outer planets gather on one side of the sun, allowing close observation in a single flight, or Grand Tour To exploit this alignment, the Voyager team developed the so called gravity assist that essentially sling shot Voyager 1 and 2 from planet to planet Since their 1977 launch, the probes have discovered strange new worlds and transmitted streams of revolutionary data and eye popping images that have exploded long held theories and raised new questions about our solar system With unfettered access to NASA archives and imagery, and interviews with Voyager scientists and engineers, Dethloff and Schorn have produced the only comprehensive account of one of man s foremost scientific and engineering achievements Readers are invited into Voyager s inner circle, conceiving, launching, and directing the craft as it discovers rings around Jupiter, geysers on Triton, and intriguing possibilities of extraterrestrial life.
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    1. Two space probes launched over thirty years ago are still active today One of them is now the most distant man made object in the universe Prior to these probes, the outer planets of our solar system were nothing than faint, blurry objects all but their largest features as yet only conjecture In 1998, one of the probes turned around and took the first ever picture of the entire solar system from outside What an incredible tale this should make.How colossally unfortunate it is that Voyager s Gra [...]

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    2. This is a detailed book covering the history of the Voyager missions, including the political, financial, and technological obstacles that had to be overcome It is fascinating what the Voyager missions managed to accomplish I took a long time finishing this book because it was quite detailed and easy to procrastinate reading it As an engineer, I appreciated the engineering and project management details mostly in the first half of the book although I can see how it might be too much detail for s [...]

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    3. This book is a rough read, unless you are terribly interested in the history of the Voyager Program This book covers from the programs roots in White Sands Missile Range where they were shooting off V2 rockets to the termination shock finally being reached by Voyager 2 I think where the book suffers most is the endless lists of people who worked on Voyager without giving much personality to them The bio s say where they were educated how they came to be involved in voyager and not much else No p [...]

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    4. 35 years ago the Voyager spacecraft headed out on their missions Earlier this month, it was announced that Voyager 1 may have left the solar system, or at least the heliosphere How could I not read this book Well, I wish I d skimmed it in the bookstore The first half was basically a dull project management overview with a lot of detail and none of the spirit of the mission The second half the description of the actual encounters was much better It could have been improved with the inclusion of [...]

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    5. Somehow this book managed to make such an exciting moment in human history, unresponsive, dull, a story with no personality It s packed with an introduction every other sentence of some guy who somewhat contributed to the project, as if the author didn t want to insult a single soul Doesn t matter if the man flicked a piece of dirt of a rocket or designed the whole thing himself, they ll both get the same amount of credit This is a terrible book, worthy of no praise There has to be a lot better [...]

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    6. 125 pages into a bureaucratic history of the Voyager program, and I surrender with 100 pages remaining At some points I thought I had accidentally reread the same section, but it was actually a new section restating the same things, such as people I don t know being listed again I hope that actually working for NASA is not as boring as this book I will avoid further books in this series or by this publisher, as it is written in the dry style of an academic article about pottery sherds in Meso Am [...]

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    7. Enjoyed reading the historical context and development of the Voyager Mission Some of the details were a little dry, but overall really enjoyed reading something other than psychology texts although there definitely were some egos involved

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