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Space Pioneers: The Illustrated History of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Race to Space Marvin J. Wolf

Space Pioneers: The Illustrated History of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Race to Space

Marvin J. Wolf

Published July 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781575441023
Hardcover
240 pages
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Space, the final frontier...and an impossible dream, according to critics of the upstart Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1936. JPL is now the world headquarters of deep-space exploration. This spectacularly illustrated book captures the drama,MoreSpace, the final frontier...and an impossible dream, according to critics of the upstart Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1936. JPL is now the world headquarters of deep-space exploration. This spectacularly illustrated book captures the drama, intensity, and excitement of mans foray into the world beyond.Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first moonwalk, this fully authorized compendium contains 250 of the most stunning photographs from the JPLs extensive collection. Satellites, interstellar objects, as well as the machines and people who have been reaching for the stars for over half a century are captured in breathtaking color.The first and only complete and extensively illustrated history of the JPL contains an in-depth narrative based on interviews and meticulous research, accompanied by a space-age time line, sidebars profiling key individuals and accomplishments, and anecdotes from throughout JPLs archives. At the forefront of space exploration from the beginning, JPLs history is indeed the history of Americas race to space.