Mission to Jupiter

A History of the Galileo Project

Author: National Aeronautics Administration,Michael Meltzer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493716661


Page: 342

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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.

Galileo Spacecraft

Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael D. Cole

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766011199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the travel of the Galileo spacecraft from its launch to its orbit around Jupiter, explaining the goals and accomplishments of the mission.

Your Mission to Jupiter

Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616417382

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9800

It's time for your mission to Jupiter! Jump in your super speedy rocket to explore Jupiter's size, mass, atmosphere, temperature, gravity, orbits, gas clouds, and moons. Basic solar system facts are brought to life with a focus on what questions scientists are still trying to solve. Each book ends with a section on how scientists discovered the facts that have been presented. Bright, colorful illustrations and straightforward text make this topic accessible for even the youngest astronomer.

Mission Jupiter

The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft

Author: Daniel Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475741413

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 725

In this exciting story of the Galileo mission to investigate Jupiter, noted astronomer Daniel Fischer weaves together the many disparate facts learned about this most fascinating planet and its satellites. Fischer tells the entire story of Galileo: a behind-the-scenes look at its difficult course from idea to reality; its launch; the problems it encountered early on and how these were resolved; and finally, what will become of the probe. Along the way, the author describes what we have learned about Jupiter, including what the Jovian atmosphere is really like, and the peculiar reality of the planets magnetic field. The story of the journey to Jupiter is combined with interesting details about Galileos capacities and a graphic description of the solar system, with an episode on how Galileo would judge the chances of finding life on Earth. The book concludes with a look at the future, closing on the Cassini probe to Saturn. Beautifully illustrated and well written, Mission Jupiter shows us space exploration at its best and clearly and vividly conveys the essential science.

The pioneer mission to Jupiter

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office,United States. Office of Space Science and Applications

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 46

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The Worlds of Galileo

The Inside Story of NASA's Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael Hanlon

Publisher: Constable Limited


Category: Astronautics

Page: 228

View: 4975

Half a billion miles away, a swirling mass of hurricanes and clouds, the king of the planets presides over a little group of worlds that has long dazzled astronomers. The Worlds of Galileo tells the extraordinary story of the American space probe, Galileo, that began studying Jupiter and its moons five years ago. The history of Galileo and its long space odyssey to the most dramatic corner of the Solar System is packed with first-hand testimonies from the men and women who made it happen. We go behind the scenes to learn how many times the project was saved from disaster before its ultimate triumph. Illustrated with over 100 colour images showing the harsh beauty and remarkable landscapes of the Jovian system, the book reveals the nature of the famous moon, Io, a seething mass of volcanoes and glowing lava lakes, with the most bizarre landscape ever photographed, and also Europa, its glistening ice crust creaking and flexing over the waters below, believed by many to be home to alien life.

The Cassini-Huygens Visit to Saturn

An Historic Mission to the Ringed Planet

Author: Michael Meltzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319076086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

View: 7339

Cassini-Huygens was the most ambitious and successful space journey ever launched to the outer Solar System. This book examines all aspects of the journey: its conception and planning; the lengthy political processes needed to make it a reality; the engineering and development required to build the spacecraft; its 2.2-billion mile journey from Earth to the Ringed Planet and the amazing discoveries from the mission. The author traces how the visions of a few brilliant scientists matured, gained popularity and eventually became a reality. Innovative technical leaps were necessary to assemble such a multifaceted spacecraft and reliably operate it while it orbited a planet so far from our own. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft design evolved from other deep space efforts, most notably the Galileo mission to Jupiter, enabling the voluminous, paradigm-shifting scientific data collected by the spacecraft. Some of these discoveries are absolute gems. A small satellite that scientists once thought of as a dead piece of rock turned out to contain a warm underground sea that could conceivably harbor life. And we now know that hiding under the mist of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is a world with lakes, fluvial channels, and dunes hauntingly reminiscent of those on our own planet, except that on Titan, it’s not water that fills those lakes but hydrocarbons. These and other breakthroughs illustrate why the Cassini-Huygens mission will be remembered as one of greatest voyages of discovery ever made.

Chasing New Horizons

Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Author: Alan Stern,David Grinspoon

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 125009898X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2480

The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting story of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.

Mission to Saturn

Cassini and the Huygens Probe

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336561

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 6929

Saturn is back in the news! The Cassini/Huygens spacecraft, a joint venture by NASA and the European Space Agency, is on its way to Saturn, where it will arrive in July 2004. During 2005 it will explore beneath the clouds of Titan, Saturn's largest moon and possible home for extraterrestrial life. There are, as yet, no books devoted to the Cassini/Huygens mission aimed at the 'space enthusiast' market. David Harland's book explains how the Cassini/Huygens mission was planned, how it operates, and how its observations will fit in with our existing knowledge of the Saturn system.

Max Goes to Jupiter (Second Edition)

A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

Author: Jeffrey Bennett,Erica Ellingson,Nick Schneider

Publisher: Science Adventures with Max th

ISBN: 9781937548827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3033

Scientifically-accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this second edition picture book. Set in the future, Max the dog and his friend, Tori, are on the Jupiter Mission. The first editon of Max Goes to Jupiter was selected for NASA's Story Time From Space Program and ILA Children's Choices List.

Mission to the Planets

The Illustrated Story of Man's Exploration of the Solar System

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393028720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 8476

Recounts efforts to study and explore the planets, from earliest times to future plans, and discusses discoveries on the moon, each of the individual planets, and Halley's Comet

Jupiter Odyssey

The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852333010

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8558

Offers an overview of Nasa's Galileo mission, from its conception in 1975 to the present, discussing its six-year voyage to Jupiter, the data it has sent back about the solar system, the discoveries made by Galileo, and other related topics.