NASA's Voyager Missions

Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond

Ben Evans with David M Harland

NASA's Voyager MissionsNASA'S VOYAGER MISSIONS tells the amazing story of the hugely successful Voyager missions launched by NASA in 1977 to unlock the secrets of the outer Solar System. Initially designed to explore Jupiter and Saturn, the Voyager spacecraft provided more information about these giant planets than could have been gathered from one thousand years of ground-based observation. But the story did not end there. Voyager 2 reached Neptune and Uranus, two worlds which are not only on the fringes of the Solar System but also of human knowledge. Now both Voyagers are drifting 10 billion km from Earth but who can tell what - or who - they will encounter in deep outer space?

This book describes not only the missions from their conception, but the men and women who have devoted their working lives to them. Each of the four planets are discussed, with the Voyagers' discoveries and observations enriched by more recent studies from other spacecraft, including Galileo, the Hubble Space Telescope and the forthcoming Cassini mission at Saturn.

NASA'S VOYAGER MISSIONS is a story of one of the greatest explorations in the history of human endeavour.

Expanded and updated, with dramatic new findings from the Voyagers' passage out of the Solar System.

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Extent: 308 pages (16 page colour section)
Binding: paperback
Publication Date: January 2008
ISBN: 978-1-85233-745-2

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