Mission to Jupiter: A History of the Galileo Project (The NASA History Series)

Administration, National Aeronautics and Space; Meltzer, Michael

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Synopsis: The Galileo mission to Jupiter explored an exciting new frontier, had a major impact on planetary science, and provided invaluable lessons for the design of spacecraft. This mission amassed so many scientific firsts and key discoveries that it can truly be called one of the most impressive feats of exploration of the 20th century. In the words of John Casani, the original project manager of the mission, “Galileo was a way of demonstrating . . . just what U.S. technology was capable of doing.” An engineer on the Galileo team expressed more personal sentiments when she said, “I had never been a part of something with such great scope . . . . To know that the whole world was watching and hoping with us that this would work. We were doing something for all mankind.” When Galileo lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on 18 October 1989, it began an interplanetary voyage that took it to Venus, to two asteroids, back to Earth, and finally on to Jupiter. The craft’s instruments studied Jupiter’s enormous magnetosphere and its belts of intense radiation. The spacecraft also sent off a planetary probe that accomplished the most difficult atmospheric entry ever attempted. After this, the craft spent years visiting Jupiter’s moons and delving into their structures and properties. This book attempts to convey the creativity, leadership, and vision that were necessary for the mission’s success. It is a book about dedicated people and their scientific and engineering achievements. The Galileo mission faced many significant problems. Some of the most brilliant accomplishments and “work-arounds” of the Galileo staff occurred precisely when these challenges arose. Throughout the mission, engineers and scientists found ways to keep the spacecraft operational from a distance of nearly half a billion miles, enabling one of the most impressive voyages of scientific discovery.

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Michael Meltzer is an environmental scientist who has been writing about science and technology for 30 years.  His books and articles have investigated topics that include NASA expeditions to Jupiter and Saturn, planetary environmental protection, solar house design, industrial pollution prevention, and the history of US commercial fishing. He has also published two science fiction stories with environmental themes. Michael worked for fifteen years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he helped start a pollution prevention program.  He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Naisa and seven-year-old daughter Jordana

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