|Title:||Revealing the universe : the making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory|
|Authors:||Wallace Tuckler ; Karen Tucker|
|Publisher:||Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2001|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-674-00497-9|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Chandra X-ray Observatory (U. S.) ; X-ray astronomy--United States--History|
From the first proposal for a large X-ray telescope in 1970 to the deployment of Chandra by the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1999, this book chronicles the technical feats, political struggles, and personal dramas that transformed an inspired vision into the world's supreme X-ray observatory. With an insider's knowledge and a storyteller's instincts, Wallace and Karen Tucker describe the immense challenges that this project posed for such high-tech industry giants as TRW, Eastman Kodak, and Hughes Danbury Optical Systems (now Raytheon Optical Systems). Their portrayal of the role of NASA is itself an extraordinary case study of multibillion-dollar government decisionmaking, and a multibillion-dollar government decisionmaking, and a cautionary tale for future large space astronomy missions.
"Revealing the universe" is primarily the story of the men and women whose discoveries, skills, failures, and successes made the Chandra X-ray Observatory possible.
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|008131||QB472.T82 2001||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|