James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles

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Astrophysicist and space pioneer James Van Allen (1914 2006), for whom the Van Allen radiation belts were named, was among the principal scientific investigators for twenty-four space missions, including" Explorer I" in 1958, the first successful U.S. satellite; "Mariner 2" s 1962 flyby of Venus, the first successful mission to another planet; and the 1970s "Pioneer 10" and "Pioneer 11" missions that surveyed Jupiter and Saturn. Although he retired as a University of Iowa professor of physics and astronomy in 1985, he ...

James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles 2009, University of Iowa Press, Iowa

ISBN-13: 9781587297953

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James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles 2007, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9780877459996

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