Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars Although the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has become synonymous with the United States planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars Beginning in the s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of , JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight historyIn Exploration and Engineering, Erik M Conway reveals how JPL engineers creative technological feats led to major breakthroughs in Mars exploration He takes readers into the heart of the lab s problem solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoilConway, JPL s historian, offers an insider s perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty year period ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, Author Kat Richardson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk California ➣ [Epub] ➝ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➭ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk has become synonymous with the United States planetary exploration during the past half century ❰Download❯ ➽ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk its most recent focus has been on Mars Beginning in the s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of ❥ [KINDLE] ❂ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ➢ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk JPL led the way in engineering an impressive ❴EPUB❵ ✺ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers [KINDLE] ❅ The Good Daughter ❥ Karin Slaughter – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight historyIn Exploration and Engineering [Read] ➵ Crysis Author Peter Watts – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Erik M Conway reveals how JPL engineers creative technological feats led to major breakthroughs in Mars exploration He takes readers into the heart of the lab s problem solving approach and management structure ➿ [Download] ➽ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping ❰Epub❯ ➜ Ghost Author Fred Burton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk not always successfully [Reading] ➷ Nerve By Dick Francis – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk with funding shortfalls [Download] ➾ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk unrealistic schedules [Read] ➮ Backstage ➶ Nikki Turner – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and managerial turmoilConway [EPUB] ✼ Bodily Harm Author Margaret Atwood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk JPL s historian [Download] ➻ Shadow Land Author Peter Straub – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk offers an insider s perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Beauty By Lisa Daily ❃ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Hexes and Hemlines (A Witchcraft Mystery, Author Juliet Blackwell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty year period


About the Author: Erik M. Conway

Erik Conway is a historian of science and technology residing in Pasadena, CA He is currently employed by the California Institute of Technology.



10 thoughts on “Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars

  1. says:

    Space is awesome.As an avid follower of all things NASA, this was the perfect book for me The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was the lack of a complete Curiosity section I would have loved reading about the engineering challenge of the sky crane Still, this is a great book, and a worthy addition to space travel s literature.


  2. says:

    I m always sad when I come to the end of a good book My review is a bit biased perhaps because I worked at JPL for a couple of years not on a Mars project though and I understand the engineering behind the spacecraft However, I do think the book is well worth reading for any space enthusiast or anyone interested in learning what goes on at JPL While the aerospace field is peppered with acronyms and jargon, the author


  3. says:

    I saw Conway give a talk at JPL It was brilliant His knowledge of space history is encyclopedic and the presentation was dynamic So I had to read his book.My astronomical expectations were only slightly disappointed Exploration and Engineering delves deeply into mission details It taught me much of relevance to my work at JPL However, it readslike a textbook than a story Dramatic incidents that should put the reader on


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