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Author Brown, David W., author.

Title The mission : or, how a disciple of Carl Sagan, an ex-motocross racer, a Texas Tea Party congressman, the world's worst typewriter saleswoman, California mountain people, and an anonymous NASA functionary went to war with Mars, survived an insurgency at Saturn, traded blows with Washington, and stole a ride on an Alabama moon rocket to send a space robot to Jupiter in search of the second Garden of Eden at the bottom of an alien ocean inside of an ice world called Europa (a true story) / David W. Brown.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Custom House, [2021]


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Edition First edition.
Description 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Dramatis personae -- The course of icy moons -- Situations vacant -- The dark ages -- The center of the universe -- Station -- Maestro -- The death star -- Auto-da-fé -- Grand theft orbiter -- This Earth of majesty, this seat of Mars -- E pur si muove -- The Baltimore gun club -- Clipper -- Princess-who-can-defend-herself -- Ocean rising -- Train driver -- Step forward, tin man -- One inch from Earth.
Summary A narrative chronicle of NASA's deep-space mission to Jupiter's ocean moon, Europa, discusses the remarkable work of scientists who overcame formidable hurdles in their effort to determine if organic life exists elsewhere in the solar system.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-453) and index.
Subject Europa (Satellite)
Jupiter (Planet) -- Satellites.
Outer space -- Exploration.
ISBN 9780062654427
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