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Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers
by Rick Eyerdam




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True stories about real people: Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Joshua Lederberg said that once he decided exobiology was the way to save the solar system from earthly biological contamination he sought expert help first at the University of Wisconsin, where he was professor of genetics. There he discovered a brilliant biology student, nineteen-year-old Lynn Alexander.

"I was looking for a biologist with an interest in astronomy. Then Lynn mentioned that she was dating a bright astronomy student who was researching the atmosphere of Jupiter," Ledeberg told me. "Lynn introduced Carl Sagan to me, and I introduced him to NASA. It was one of my major contributions to NASA."

Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA's Quest for Life in Space details the challenges faced by the NASA engineers with the rise of the exobiologists who had no laboratory and no way to conduct scientific research unless they could get a ride on a spaceship. Just what NASA need since its legacy institutions-Langley, Ames, JPL, Goddard-were designed to devise new aeronautic feats. After the moon missions, rockets into space with life-search equipment on board raised the horizon to infinity. This is their amazing historic story.

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Overview

True stories about real people: Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Joshua Lederberg said that once he decided exobiology was the way to save the solar system from earthly biological contamination he sought expert help first at the University of Wisconsin, where he was professor of genetics. There he discovered a brilliant biology student, nineteen-year-old Lynn Alexander.

"I was looking for a biologist with an interest in astronomy. Then Lynn mentioned that she was dating a bright astronomy student who was researching the atmosphere of Jupiter," Ledeberg told me. "Lynn introduced Carl Sagan to me, and I introduced him to NASA. It was one of my major contributions to NASA."

Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA's Quest for Life in Space details the challenges faced by the NASA engineers with the rise of the exobiologists who had no laboratory and no way to conduct scientific research unless they could get a ride on a spaceship. Just what NASA need since its legacy institutions-Langley, Ames, JPL, Goddard-were designed to devise new aeronautic feats. After the moon missions, rockets into space with life-search equipment on board raised the horizon to infinity. This is their amazing historic story.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781640451834
  • ISBN-10: 1640451838
  • Publisher: Litfire Publishing
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 404
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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