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The Resource Why Mars : NASA and the politics of space exploration, W. Henry Lambright

Why Mars : NASA and the politics of space exploration, W. Henry Lambright

Label
Why Mars : NASA and the politics of space exploration
Title
Why Mars
Title remainder
NASA and the politics of space exploration
Statement of responsibility
W. Henry Lambright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Remarkably successful with its roaming multi-billion-dollar robot, Curiosity, NASA's Mars program represents one of the agency's greatest achievements. Why Mars analyzes the history of the robotic Mars exploration program from its origins to today. W. Henry Lambright examines the politics and policies behind NASA's multi-decade quest, illuminating the roles of key individuals and institutions, along with their triumphs and defeats. Lambright outlines the ebbs and flows of policy evolution, focusing on critical points of change and factors that spurred strategic reorientation. He explains Mars exploration as a striking example of big science and describes the ways a powerful advocacy coalition-composed of NASA decision makers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Mars academic science community, and many others-has influenced governmental decisions on Mars exploration, making it, at times, a national priority
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambright, W. Henry
Dewey number
629.43/543
Index
index present
LC call number
TL799.M3
LC item number
L36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New series in NASA history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Astronautics and state
  • United States
  • Astronautics and state
  • Exploration of Mars (Planet)
  • Politics and government
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Mars (Planet)
  • United States
  • Astronautique
  • Mars (planète)
  • Politique spatiale
Label
Why Mars : NASA and the politics of space exploration, W. Henry Lambright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The call of Mars -- Beginning the quest -- Leaping forward -- Searching for life -- Struggling to restart -- Moving up the agenda -- Prioritizing Mars -- Accelerating Mars sample return -- Overreaching, rethinking -- Adopting "follow the water" -- Implementing amidst conflict -- Attempting alliance -- Landing on Mars and looking ahead
Control code
ocn854285758
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781421412795
Lccn
2013028978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o854285758
  • (OCoLC)854285758
Label
Why Mars : NASA and the politics of space exploration, W. Henry Lambright
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The call of Mars -- Beginning the quest -- Leaping forward -- Searching for life -- Struggling to restart -- Moving up the agenda -- Prioritizing Mars -- Accelerating Mars sample return -- Overreaching, rethinking -- Adopting "follow the water" -- Implementing amidst conflict -- Attempting alliance -- Landing on Mars and looking ahead
Control code
ocn854285758
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781421412795
Lccn
2013028978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o854285758
  • (OCoLC)854285758

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