Why Mars: NASA and the Politics of Space Exploration (New Series in NASA History)

Lambright, W. Henry

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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Mars has captured the human imagination for decades. Since NASA's establishment in 1958, the space agency has looked to Mars as a compelling prize, the one place, beyond the Moon, where robotic and human exploration could converge. This book analyzes the history of the robotic Mars exploration program from its origins to today. Series: New Series in NASA History. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; PDK; TTD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 163 x 26. Weight in Grams: 584. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781421412795

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