Deep Space - Pocket Guide - by Steve Whitfield

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The third in the Apogee Books Pocket Space Guide © series delves into deep space and looks at all of the spacecraft that have ventured beyond the inner solar system to the outer gas giant planets and beyond. Read about Pioneer 10 & 11, Voyager 1 & 2, Galileo, Cassini, NEAR, Deep Space One and the ESA Huygens probe to Titan. Space junkies and armchair astronauts are provided with comprehensive, handy references for a variety of space-related missions, vehicles, and concepts in this pocket-sized series. Compiled with the cooperation of NASA, each topic-specific reference features relevant statistics, photographs, and the stories behind each project. Books on manned missions include crew photographs, information on patches and equipment, and flight statistics such as time in space, distance traveled, and mission objectives. Photographs and statistics for launch vehicles, orbiters, probes, and experimental equipment are featured in each equipment-specific reference. Flight data and images for all of the unmanned deep space probes, including Cassini, Deep Space One, Galileo, Huygens, NEAR, Pioneer 10 and 11, Stardust, and Voyager 1 and 2, are featured in this examination of astronomers' attempts to understand the outer reaches of the universe.