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by Henry S. F. Cooper

  • ISBN: 0374150001
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Henry S. F. Cooper
  • Subcategory: Engineering
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (July 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 273 pages
  • FB2 size: 1294 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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The Evening Star book. Henry Spotswood Fenimore (S. Cooper Jr. is the author of eight books about NASA and space exploration, and was a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. He lived in Cooperstown, New York.

The Evening Star book. He was a descendent of James Fenimore Cooper. Mor. rivia About The Evening Star

Mr. Cooper is able to convey the sense of excitement felt by the engineers and scientists. But the star of the story is definitely Venus. The anger and the arguments.

Mr. The anger and the arguments, the petty feuds, the politics of science, the grubbing for grants, make fascinating reading.

by. Henry S. F. Cooper. Magellan (Spacecraft) - Popular works. Venus (Planet) - Popular works. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Henry S. Houston, we’ve had a problem here. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the crew was in incomparably grave danger.

In 1972, Cooper served as a judge for the National Book Awards. The Evening Star: Venus Observed. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Originally named "Friends of . the organization changed its name to Otsego 2000 in 1998. Cooper, Henry S. Lawrence, Jenny, eds.

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A veteran space and science reporter for The New Yorker tracks the Magellan spacecraft that has been mapping Venus since 1980 and introduces the engineers and scientists in the project.
Reviews about The Evening Star: Venus Observed (3):
Disappointed with the book. Cooper was a seasoned writer when he published it and he'd written for the New Yorker no less. His other book Thirteen was incredible, I thought, but this one seems to have been written in a rush, with only minimal editing and fact checking.

Cooper is unnecessarily verbose throughout, often repeating the same facts twice or more in a single sentence—writing, for example, that "as it approached the lowest point on its orbit, the spacecraft swooped down over the north pole of Venus, starting the periapsis pass, when it zooms toward its closest approach over the equator." It's very repetitive and not at all concise. Note that periapsis by definition is the point of closest approach. Some of the figures of speech themselves are silly—at one point he compares a geologist at NASA to a thinly sliced stone in a suit.

It's not that the book is bad, it's more that it needed polishing before being published. Did they run out of time to edit the book?
I would recommend a background in either computer science and/or geology if you decide to tackle this book. The author is a good writer, but he takes for granted that the reader has a decent amount of knowledge in either of these two topics. Due to my ignorance in both these areas I feel like I got very little out of this book. I found the differing theories of Venus' geological evolution difficult to follow. Illustrations and pictures would have gone a long way to explain some of the concepts. The author is not a bad writer, he couldn't write for The New Yorker if he was, but the topics in this book require some background knowledge and may not be ideal for the lay reader.
Venus Observed provides a unique look into the Magellan mission: a journalist's perspective.

Not being a scientist myself, it was easy to understand and comprehend not only the space craft, but also the data that was retrieved. Thanks to Henry S.F Cooper's superb writing, anybody can sit in mission control and understand what the mission planners wanted to achieve, the spacecraft's capabilities, the Venusian landscape, and the competing theories and discoveries of the mission's scientific team. You not only get the scientific stuff, but you also get the human drama as technicians try to keep the craft flying and scientists argue about data that (to them) doesn't make sense. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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