- Author:Stephen J. Pyne
- Publisher:Viking; First Edition edition (July 22, 2010)
- Pages:464 pages
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The juxtaposition of the first two great ages of discovery with the third (culminating in the Voyager mission) is a logical comparison, but Pyne's attempt falls far short of enjoyable
The juxtaposition of the first two great ages of discovery with the third (culminating in the Voyager mission) is a logical comparison, but Pyne's attempt falls far short of enjoyable. The chief offense of our purportedly award-winning author is that he forces this loosely braided narrative down the reader's throat with no regard to it's success.
Mission Statement: Voyager of Discovery Of course that sentiment was never alone sufficient to justify such costly . The Voyagers are among exploration’s purest expressions, and among both its strangest and its most revelatory.
Mission Statement: Voyager of Discovery. On August 20 and September 5, 1977, two spacecraft, Voyager 2 and Voyager 1, respectively, lifted off atop Titan/ Centaur rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to begin a Grand Tour of the outer planets.
Also by stephen j. pyne
Also by stephen j. pyne. Voice and Vision: A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Nonfiction (2009). Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada (2007). An age will come after many years when the Ocean will loose the chains of things, and a huge land lie revealed; when Tethys will disclose new worlds and Thule no more be the ultimate.
Stephen J. Pyne Stephen J. Pyne is a Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. The 1600s marked the first great age of discovery, with Portugal and Spain fighting for primacy in sea trade
Stephen J. An award-winning environmental historian, he is the author of Year of the Fires, The Ice and How the Canyon Became Grand. He is the recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Glendale, Arizona. The 1600s marked the first great age of discovery, with Portugal and Spain fighting for primacy in sea trade. In the 18th century, England and France competed to circumnavigate the globe and be the first to measure an arc of the meridian.
Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Great Age of Discovery. IN THE summer of 1977 two American spacecraft were launched on what is arguably the grandest mission ever: the exploration of the outer planets of the solar system and the space that lies beyond. More than three decades later, they have become the farthest man-made objects from Earth, reaching out in the darkness to overtake earlier missions to oblivion.
Launched in 1977, the two unmanned Voyager spacecraft have completed their Grand Tour to the four outer planets, and they are now on course to become the first man-made objects to exit our solar system. In this highly original book, Stephen Pyne recasts Voyager in the tradition of Magellan, Columbus, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and other landmark explorers.
In seeking newer worlds, it bypassed the world that has most mesmerized the imagination of space partisans, that best expresses their . The Second Age secularized those motives and laundered them through the Enlightenment
In seeking newer worlds, it bypassed the world that has most mesmerized the imagination of space partisans, that best expresses their effort to control the direction of Third Age exploration, and that best boils down the motives of those who have most fervently wished to project exploration into space and those who have most doubted its value. The Second Age secularized those motives and laundered them through the Enlightenment. A more aggressive commerce replaced simple plundering, a generalized Civilization substituted for Christendom, and glory softened into national prestige and professional reputation.
Pyne, Stephen . 1949-. Voyager Project, Astronautics, Aeronautics, Planets. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). Uploaded by w on July 13, 2012.
A third Voyager mission was planned, and then canceled
A third Voyager mission was planned, and then canceled. Apparently, Voyager 3 was cannibalized during construction: I am currently reading the book Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds In The Third Great Age Of Discovery by Stephen J. On the second chapter, it is listed that there were three Voyager spacecraft. The second Voyager, VGR 77-2 had flaws and it was used for spare parts for Voyager 1 (VGR 77-1) and Voyager 2 (VGR 77-3). At one point, NASA had a Planetary Grand Tour plan that consisted of 4 missions (Mariner 11-14).
As with those earlier journeys, Voyager was motivated by a mix of desires: military, political, economic, and a love of pure discovery.