Distant Worlds

Milestones in Planetary Exploration

  • Authors
  • Peter Bond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Peter Bond
    Pages 3-20
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    Pages 21-44
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    Pages 45-66
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    Pages 69-100
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    Pages 101-128
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    Pages 129-146
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    Pages 147-184
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    Pages 185-216
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    Pages 217-236
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    Pages 237-256
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    Pages 257-268
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    Pages 269-284
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 285-325

About this book


Peter Bond provides an overview of key, unmanned missions, chapter by chapter, to planets in the twentieth century. He tells the story of the mission planners and engineers who, working mostly in the background, made these unprecedented achievements in scientific exploration possible. Bond’s perspective provides a much-needed overview, but it also details the very human feelings that animated the intense rivalries between the Soviet Union and the United States, and most recently the difficulties that arose in collaborations between NASA and ESA on the Rosetta and Halley's Comet missions.


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