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Into the black : JPL and the American space program, 1976-2004 / Peter J. Westwick.

By: Westwick, Peter J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, c2007Description: xviii, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300110758; 9780300110753.Subject(s): Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) -- History | Astronautics -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The inheritance -- I: Acclaim and agitation: the Murray years, 1976-1982 -- Planetary exploration triumphant -- Planetary exploration in extremis -- External relations and the internal environment -- Diversification -- Return to the military -- Space technology -- II: Restoration: the Allen years, 1982-1991 -- The rise and decline of defense programs -- The dividends of defense programs -- Space and earth science -- JPL under Allen -- Recovery of flight projects -- Voyager redux, Galileo, and Magellan -- III: Beyond the Cold War: the stone years, 1991-2001 -- Faster, better, cheaper -- Reengineering JPL -- The tilting triangle and commercialization -- A break in the storm -- Annus miserabilis -- Epilogue, 2001-2004 -- Conclusion.
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629.78:93 WALSH Echoes among the stars : 629.78:93 WE We have a sporting chance : 629.78:93 WELLS Origins of NASA names / 629.78:93 WESTWICK Into the black : 629.78:93 WILHELMS To a rocky moon : 629.78:93 WILLIAMSON Spacecraft technology : 629.78:93 WILSON The eagle has wings :

Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-381) and index.

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