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Venturing to the Outer Solar System: Pioneer 10 and 11 and the Technology of Long Duration Space Exploration


As the first attempt to send robotic probes to any part of the outer solar system, in 1964 NASA scientists first conceived of what became Pioneer 10 and 11, missions that undertook a “windshield tour” of Jupiter and Saturn as … Continue reading

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A History Mystery: Who is the Gentleman in this Photograph?


Does anyone know the individual in this photograph? A friend forwarded this photograph to me asking if I could identify him. There are a couple of clues worth considering. The first is the date on the image, 1964, and the … Continue reading

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New BBC Program: “Discovery: Scott’s Legacy – Moon”


There is a very fine recent radio program on BBC that I want to call your attention to, “Discovery: Scott’s Legacy – Moon.” I was interviewed for this program and just heard the final product. The synopsis of the program is … Continue reading

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