ERIC Number: ED104668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Exploration of the Solar System.
Henderson, Arthur, Jr., Ed.; Grey, Jerry, Ed.
This review is one of a series of assessments and reviews prepared in the public interest by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The purpose of this review is to outline the potential achievements of solar system exploration and suggest a course of action which will maximize the rewards to mankind. A secondary purpose is to provide a sourcebook of information on the solar system and the technology being brought to bear for its exploration. The purpose of solar system exploration is presented and our present knowledge of the solar system is reviewed. Photographs, tabulated data, schematic drawings, and detailed descriptions of each planet are presented with this topic. A chapter presenting some of the technology that has been developed to further solar exploration is included in the review. A final chapter presents the implementation of a solar system exploration program, beginning with missions already approved and scheduled by NASA and suggesting further programs. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Physics, Science Education, Science Materials, Scientific Research, Space Sciences, Technology
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, NY.