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Publication of my Edited Work: “Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration”


I am pleased to note that this week Palgrave Macmillan released my edited work, Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration. This book has been years in the making, and includes essays on a broad selection … Continue reading

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Video of Solar System Exploration @ 50 Symposium Available


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful planetary mission in 1962, the NASA History Program Office, in conjunction with the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, the NASA Science Mission Directorate, and the Jet … Continue reading

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Solar System Exploration @50 Symposium


On October 25-26, 2012, the NASA History Office, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will co-sponsor a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary planetary exploration. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Remembering the Mars Rover Landing before Curiosity


With the stupendous success of Curiosity’s landing on Mars in the wee morning hours of August 6, 2012, I though it appropriate to show this video of the landing of the Spirit rover from 2004. Partly animation and partly live … Continue reading

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Thinking About Space Exploration: “Space 2012″ on the Kojo Nnamdi Show


Howard McCurdy and I appeared on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on January 2, 2012, for a discussion of the Space Shuttle’s replacement, the discovery of extrasolar planets closer the size of Earth than anything yet discovered, the prospects for life … Continue reading

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