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Journey Into Space

Murray, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0393026752 / ISBN 13: 9780393026757
Published by W. W. Nortom, New York, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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the first 30 years of space exploration. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 016867

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Title: Journey Into Space

Publisher: W. W. Nortom, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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From NASA headquarters and the Pentagon to the edge of the solar system, an unrivaled history of America's unmanned space program. A space scientist for 30 years, Murray chronicles our rise and decline in space and calls for a return to greatness. Illustrated.

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Former head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (the center of the U.S. planetary program), Murray was a major figure in America's early, golden age in space. As a key insider, he recreates the drama of the unnamed space probes, then relates how he watched in sorrow and frustration as the program became "a helpless hostage" to the phase of NASA's Space Shuttle program that culminated in the 1986 Challenger disaster. A passionate advocate of renewed national commitment to robotic planetary exploration, he calls for a second "golden age" and is particularly keen on the prospect of an international mission to Mars. His detailed criticism of the leadership of NASA ("that rapidly declining institution") will be of interest to anyone concerned over America's loss of leadership in space. Murray is cofounder, with Carl Sagan, of the Planetary Society, a public-interest organization dedicated to planetary exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. In an appendix he discusses the work of the society and defines what he believes to be the most important question of all: "Are we alone in space?" Illustrations.
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