Author Topic: Beyond Earth: A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration, 1958-2016  (Read 676 times)

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New NASA monograph on the history of robotic deep space exploration.

Both hard copies and e-book versions available:

https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/beyond_earth_detail.html

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No Russian probes on the front or back cover, as only operational deep space missions are shown. However, they could have showed RadioAstron, as its orbit reaches 338.5 thousand km and I believe is still operational.
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No Russian probes on the front or back cover, as only operational deep space missions are shown. However, they could have showed RadioAstron, as its orbit reaches 338.5 thousand km and I believe is still operational.

It's a NASA publication. It's free. I believe the correct response is: "Thank you."

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I'll give a vote of thanks for this.

Having not had the chance to peruse it yet, I presume this is an update of his previous Deep Space Chronicle.

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Yes, an update which also has corrections to the original entries.

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No Russian probes on the front or back cover, as only operational deep space missions are shown. However, they could have showed RadioAstron, as its orbit reaches 338.5 thousand km and I believe is still operational.

It's a NASA publication. It's free. I believe the correct response is: "Thank you."
How is it free?  Everyone involved worked on it without pay and chipped in to cover the shipping and printing costs?

Might be free to the reader, but it's not free to the taxpayers. Hence, constructive criticism ought to be welcomed, not sneered at.  YMMV.
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