Article ID: CBB555177255

IMPs, EGOs, and Skyhooks (1996)


In the October 1994 issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research, J. Simpson, E. Parker, and C. Sonnett wrote of the early history of space physics. Previously, J. Van Allen had written a monogram on the genesis of magnetospheric physics, and H. Newell (“Above the atmosphere”) and J. Naugle (“First among equals”) had given excellent accounts of the initial development of the space sciences within NASA and the broader research community. I write as a member of the second generation or Junior Pioneers who profited greatly from the foundation laid down by the Pioneers of the era. With the second wave it was possible to fully participate in the dramatic expansion of the nation's space science program that occurred in the 1960s. In this brief memoir, I give a personal recollection of this period and try to relate it to some of the current developments in space physics.

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Authors & Contributors
Teller, Edward
Shoolery, Judith
Martin, John
Conway, Erik M.
Friedman, Herbert
Simpson, J. A.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Nebraska Press
Space research and exploration
Personal narratives
Atmosphere (Earth)
Career development
Teller, Edward
Soviet Union
United States
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Physical Laboratory (Great Britain)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
Mars Exploration Rover Mission (U.S.)
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
American Geophysical Union

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