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100 1 _aGallentine, Jay,
_eauthor.
245 1 0 _aInfinity beckoned :
_badventuring through the inner solar system, 1969-1989 /
_cJay Gallentine ; foreword by Bobak Ferdowsi.
264 1 _aLincoln :
_bUniversity of Nebraska Press,
_c2016.
300 _a1 online resource (474 pages) :
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490 1 _aOutward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight
520 2 _a"Account of unmanned lunar and planetary exploration from the early 1970s to the early 1990s"--
_cProvided by publisher.
520 2 _a"Infinity Beckoned illuminates a critical period of space history when humans dared an expansive leap into the inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the missions that put robotic spacecraft on the heavenly bodies nearest our own. These dedicated space pioneers include such individuals as Soviet Russia's director of planetary missions, who hated his job but kept at it for fifteen years, enduring a paranoid bureaucracy where even the copy machines were strictly regulated. Based on numerous interviews, Gallentine delivers a rich variety of stories involving the men and women, American and Russian, responsible for such groundbreaking endeavors as the Mars Viking missions of the 1970s and the Soviet Venera flights to Venus in the 1980s. From the dreamers responsible for the Venus landing who discovered that dropping down through heavy clouds of sulfuric acid and 900-degree heat was best accomplished by surfing to the five-man teams puppeteering the Soviet moon rovers from a top-secret, off-the-map town without a name, the people who come to life in these pages persevered in often trying, thankless circumstances. Their legacy is our better understanding of our own planet and our place in the cosmos"--
_cProvided by publisher.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
588 0 _aPrint version record.
505 0 _aSeries Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Beach Brainstorm; 2. What If . . .; 3. Dead at Birth; 4. Failure to Communicate; 5. Halt the Work, Destroy All Materials; 6. There and Back Again; 7. Sitting Cosmonauts; 8. Cauldron of Contradictions; 9. Buy-In; 10. "Prepared Area"; 11. Laying Eggs (Somehow); 12. How Low Can You Go?; 13. Three Mistakes; 14. Devil from Redondo; 15. The Boy to Be Beaten; 16. How to Buy a Computer That Does Not Exist; 17. Downsurfing; 18. Gulliver's Travels.
505 8 _a19. Too Much Too Soon20. Scientific Charity; 21. Last Man Home; 22. Bonneville, Notch Rock, Double Squirt, Sudden Death; 23. Postmortem; 24. Sons of a Bitch; 25. The Sum of All Nations; 26. Hang Time; 27. The Rules of Resigning; 28. Wonders Never Cease; Sources; Index; About Jay Gallentine; About Bobak Ferdowsi; Series List.
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