The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission Kindle Edition

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Praise for The Interstellar Age

“Comprehensive and engrossing...charming.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Is there any intelligent life out there in the cosmos? And if so, are they into Chuck Berry? Thanks to the Voyager space probes, launched in 1977, we may find out.”—New York Post 

“Part memoir, part anecdotal history and part sermon on the delights of science, The Interstellar Age is a captivating read.”—Nature

“A lucid account of the magnificent scientific accomplishments of the Voyager Missions with a cheerfulness that it deserves.”—Publishers Weekly

“A highly enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in popular science.”—Library Journal 

“In The Interstellar Age Professor Jim Bell celebrates Voyager—NASA's most famous space probe. In this task, Bell not only shines as a leading planetary scientist, you get the sneaky feeling he knew the probe personally, serving in this case as Voyager's personal biographer to the benefit of us all.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier 

“Come along with Dr. Bell on an extraordinary adventure....These voyages changed what we know of the cosmos and our place within it. Jim Bell’s story will change you, too.”—Bill Nye, CEO, the Planetary Society

The Interstellar Age is dawning and this book recounts the saga of humanity’s greatest solar system exploration on the way out. Part scientific autobiography, part top-notch science writing, Jim Bell’s book is a welcome addition to the history of the Voyager Missions.”—Jon Lomberg, space artist, science journalist, and co-creator of the Voyager Interstellar Record

“Now that Voyager 1 has passed beyond the veil of the helioshere and plunged into interstellar space, Jim Bell takes up the narrative of what that mission has meant and makes his personal relationship, which dates from his days as a student, stand for the near-universal bond most of us feel. A timely, humane, and informative read.”—Stephen Pyne, historian, and author of Voyager: Seeking New Worlds in the Third Great Age of Exploration

“The space mission that turned points of light into worlds...the Grandest Tour...Voyager...Live the incredible adventure in Jim Bell's personal yet sweeping and comprehensive account, the story of one of the greatest explorations in history and the extraordinary people who made it happen.”— Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon and A Passion for Mars

Praise for Postcards from Mars

Postcards From Mars is a masterpiece. It promises the future for all of us.”—Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451
 
“Jim Bell has put together a beautiful, inspiring, and powerful book.”—Dr. Buzz Aldrin, one of the two astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 lunar module, the first manned mission to land on the Moon

About the Author

Jim Bell is currently a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, an adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University, and president of The Planetary Society. He and teammates have received more than a dozen NASA Group Achievement Awards for work on space missions, and he was the recipient of the 2011 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society, for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences. He is a frequent contributor to popular astronomy and science magazines like Sky & TelescopeAstronomy, and Scientific American, and to radio shows and internet blogs about astronomy and space. He has appeared on television on the NBC Today show, on CNN's This American Morning, on the PBS NewsHour, and on the Discovery, National Geographic, Wall St. Journal, and History Channels. He is the author of Postcards from Mars. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00L9AXW4G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dutton (February 24, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 24, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 9209 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 324 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
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5.0 out of 5 stars Consigliato a tutti gli appassionati di missioni spaziali
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brief history of the Voyager mission in easy language.
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