Journey Into Space: The First Three Decades of Space Exploration
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Bruce Murray's book, Journey Into Space: The First Thirty Years of Space Exploration, follows the history of the space program. In this program he discusses the impact of politicians and famous space scientists on space exploration. He also explains the relationship of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with Cal Tech, where he currently teaches and does research. In addit...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by W. W. Norton & Company
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A coworker and I were discussing a few weeks ago (April 2011) how sad it is that NASA is retiring the Space Shuttle program. I mentioned that I thought it felt like giving up -- they say that the shuttles cost so much money that we don't have, and they're not getting enough in return, but what about the spirit of exploring? What about the spirit of discovery, and finding out more about our solar system? What about the spirit of going above and beyond (and literally, too) what we already know and...more
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Bruce C. Murray was born November 30, 1931 in New York, NY. He is a professor emeritus of planetary science and geology at Caltech and was Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from April 1, 1976 to June 30, 1982.

He received his Ph.D. in geology from MIT in 1955 and was employed by Standard Oil of California, the USAF, and the United States Civil Service before joining Caltech in 1960. He beca...more
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