Discovery Program

Discovery Program

List price: US$64.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. NASA's Discovery Program is a series of lower-cost, highly-focused American scientific space missions that are exploring the solar system. It was founded in 1992 to implement then-NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin's vision of "faster, better, cheaper" planetary missions. Discovery missions differ from traditional NASA missions where targets and objectives are pre-specified. Instead, these cost-capped missions are proposed and led by a scientist called the Principal Investigator (PI). Proposing teams may include people from industry, small businesses, government laboratories, and universities. Proposals are selected through a competitive peer review process. All of the completed Discovery missions are accomplishing ground-breaking science and adding significantly to the body of knowledge about our solar system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853783
  • 9786135853780