Lunar Prospector: Against All Odds|
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The book that Dr. Binder wrote for
the public at large, Lunar Prospector: Against All Odds
is the story of the lunar orbit mapping mission that he developed
and carried out will be soon available.
As is discussed in the preface given below,
the moral purpose of the book is to 1) expose to the America public
and taxpayer the incompetence and self-serving activities of the
entrenched NASA bureaucracy and the big aerospace companies, which
together waste a large fraction of the more than $13 billion that
NASA receives from the federal government every year, 2) show to
the American public that when missions are properly conceived and
managed by a competent person as a commercial venture, the cost
of space exploration can be cut by a factor of 10, as Dr. Binder
proved with Lunar Prospector.
The book is Dr. Binderís highly personal
account of the triumphs, numerous defeats and setbacks, dirty politics
and final success that he endured and enjoyed during the 13 years
that it took him to accomplish the mission.
The book has nearly 1,100 pages of text, and 74 black and white photographs and 27 appendices.
Excerpts for the bookís preface and an outline of the book can be
As an enhancement to the book, a photo essay of 84 color illustrations
and the 27 Appendices, which are referred to in the text, can be viewed
in the Lunar Prospector
Dr. Binder hopes that the readers will find his book entertaining
as well as informative, as well as giving the reader an insiderís
view of the American Space Program and the problems that plague
Lunar Prospector: Against All Odds
is available directly from KenPress (520/743-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or, after April, 2005, via Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores.
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