Asteroid rendezvous : NEAR Shoemaker's adventures at Eros / edited by Jim Bell and Jacqueline Mitton

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Subjects: Space flight to asteroids
Eros (Asteroid)--Exploration
NEAR Shoemaker (Spacecraft)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
LC Classification: Q, QB
Physical Description: xiii, 115 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Table of Contents: Preface and acknowledgements
Foreword / Carolyn Shoemaker
1. Eros: Special among the Asteroids / Joseph Veverka 1
2. A Date with Eros / Robert Farquhar 10
3. From Launch to Rendezvous / Scott Murchie 23
4. Landscape of an Asteroid / Louise Prockter, Mark Robinson 37
5. Eros: Form and Substance / Peter Thomas 51
6. Ingredients of an Asteroid / Jim Bell 61
7. The Battered History of Eros / Clark R. Chapman 74
8. On Course and Picture Perfect / Maureen Bell, Bill Owen 86
9. Mission Accomplished / Andrew Cheng 101
Bibliography 109
Glossary of technical terms and abbreviations 110
Index 114
Additional Authors: Bell, Jim, 1965-
Mitton, Jacqueline
Notes: LCCN: 2002071506
ISBN: 0521813603
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109) and index
OCLC Number: 49902055
ISBN/ISSN: 0521813603