Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. This fantastic journey began in 1977. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond the moon; beyond Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity's greatest space mission. In The Interstellar Age, award-winning planetary scientist Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the members of this extraordinary team. A team that includes Ed Stone, Voyager's chief scientist and the geologist whose Earth-bound experience would prove of little help in interpreting the strange new landscapes revealed in the Voyagers' astoundingly clear images of moons and planets. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
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Jim Bell lives in Bernardston, MA. He is a Track & Field coach. His poems have been published in Aethlon, Peregrine, Concrete Wolf, and 5-Minute Pieces (Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MA 1998). Poems and pole vaulting are his passions.