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By R. Launius

Starting within the early days of the gap Age - good ahead of the arrival of manned spaceflight - the USA, quickly by way of different countries, undertook an formidable attempt to check the planets of the sun method. The extraordinary end result of this study revolutionized the public's view in their celestial friends, shooting the imaginations of individuals from all backgrounds like not anything else keep the Apollo lunar missions. From the 1st house probes to the newest planetary rovers, they've got consistently introduced remarkable discoveries and reshaped our figuring out of the cosmos. providing interesting investigations into this significant bankruptcy in house heritage, this number of in particular commissioned essays from major historians opens new vistas in our figuring out of the advance of planetary technological know-how.

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7 The SSB had been formed a few months earlier, when National Academy of Sciences president Detlev Bronk became concerned that the legislation authorizing NASA did not provide an adequate mechanism for scientific input. He discussed this with Hugh L. 1 Homer E. Newell, NASA associate administrator of space science in 1967. ) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) chief scientist Herbert York, and International Council of Scientific Unions president Lloyd V. Berkner during a meeting in June 1958.

Space Science,” MS thesis, University of North Dakota, 2006. 2. Homer E. 3, National Archives and Records Administration (NAR A), Archives II, College Park, MD. 3. “National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958,” July 29, 1958, in John M. Logsdon, gen. S. Civil Space Program (Washington, DC: NASA SP-4407, 1995), pp. 334–35. 4. Homer E. Newell, Jr. Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science (Washington, DC: NASA SP-4211, 1980), pp. 11–14. 5. Joseph N. Tatarewicz, Space Technology and Planetary Astronomy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990), pp.

Erosive comments . . 37 In spite of these problems and others—particularly the failure of JPL’s first six Ranger lunar probes, which led to the dismissal of the lab’s lunar program manager—JPL remained the lead center for most NASA planetary missions. 2 The Mariner 2 probe to Venus was a huge success. This Tournament of Roses Parade float on January 1, 1963, commemorated this mission. The parade’s Grand Marshall in 1963 was Dr. William Pickering, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

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