WorldCat Identities

Whitfield, Steve

Overview
Works: 10 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 727 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL789.8.U5, 629.435
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Whitfield
Deep space : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Study of the outer solar system began almost 400 years ago, in 1610, when Galileo made his first telescopic observations and discovered Jupiter's four larger moons. Later that same year Galileo aimed his telescope at Saturn and was the first to see its rings. Because of the less-than-adequate resolving power of his telescope, he didn't realize what they were (he reported seeing "cup handles") and it wasn't until 45 years later, in 1655, that Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens described the true form of the rings. Not until 1781, when Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus, were any planets beyond Saturn known to exist." "Most of the rest of what we know of our outer solar system has been learned in the last 30 years, beginning with the Pioneer and Voyager missions of the 1970s to Jupiter and beyond. And a staggering amount has been learned in those three decades, some of it far more fascinating and complex than had ever been foreseen. Theories of planetary evolution and behavior have been revised again and again in the face of hard data returned by the scientific instruments of solar system exploration missions years in length. In the summer of 1989, Voyager 2 did a flyby of Neptune, the first spacecraft to do so, a full 12 years after it was launched." "The Galileo spacecraft, launched in 1989, was the first outer solar system orbiter, going into orbit around Jupiter in 1995 to begin a two-year intensive study of the planet. Galileo released the first-ever probe into the atmosphere of another planet. The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997, spent seven years reaching Saturn, and then went into orbit to begin a multi-year study of the Saturnian system." "On January 14, 2005, Cassini released the Huygens probe, which entered the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and parachuted to the surface, radioing scientific observations back to Cassini for relay to Earth. Titan's atmosphere resembles that of primordial Earth and scientists feel that much can be learned about our own world's evolution by studying what's happening now on Titan. Cassini and Huygens are the latest spacecraft in an ongoing long-term effort that has become international in scope, exploring the solar system to help understand the past and prepare for the future. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Rocket science : rocket science in the second millennium by Alfred J Zaehringer( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, rocket scientist Alfred Zaehringer calls upon his lifetime of experience to take the mystery out of this intimidating field
Sigma 7 : the six orbits of Walter M. Schirra by Robert Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc NASA movie, The flight of Sigma 7; video interview with Walter M. Schirra, done in September 1999; NASA documents, Space medicine in Project Mercury (SP-4003)
Hubble Space Telescope by Steve Whitfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemini 4 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Mercury : pocket space guide by Steve Whitfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Gemini : pocket space guide by Steve Whitfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aurora 7 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigma 7 : the six orbits of Walter M. Schirra : the NASA mission reports( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemini 4 : America's first space walk( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Deep space : the NASA mission reports
Alternative Names
Whitfield, Stephen

Languages
English (27)

Covers
Rocket science : rocket science in the second millenniumSigma 7 : the six orbits of Walter M. SchirraHubble Space TelescopeGemini 4 : the NASA mission reportsProject Mercury : pocket space guideProject Gemini : pocket space guideAurora 7 : the NASA mission reportsSigma 7 : the six orbits of Walter M. Schirra : the NASA mission reportsGemini 4 : America's first space walk