Author(s): George H. Ludwig
Published by way of the American Geophysical Union as a part of the Special Publications Series.
Opening Space Research: Dreams, Technology, and Scientific Discovery
is George Ludwig’s account of the early construction of space-based electromagnetic physics, with a focal point at the first U.S. area launches and the invention of the Van Allen radiation belts. Narrated by way of the one that evolved lots of the tools for the early Explorer spacecraft all through the 1950s and took part immediately within the medical analysis, it attracts closely upon the creator’s voluminous selection of laboratory notes and different papers, upon the Van Allen archive, and upon a wide selection of alternative resources. This ebook gifts very detailed discussions of ancient occasions in a extremely readable (semitechnical), first-person shape. More than that, regardless that, Opening Space Research brings to the leading edge all the group of scientists who made those accomplishments conceivable, offering an intensive index of names to support and entire the historic document. Authoritative and distinctive, this ebook can be of passion to area scientists, science historians, and someone thinking about area historical past and the primary U.S. area launches.