Ames Research Center: The Pioneer Jupiter Project (NASA)

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In the early 1960s, Ames Research Center, in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) started the Pioneer Jupiter Project. The primary objectives of this project were to explore the environments of Jupiter and Saturn, collect data the outer heliosphere, and to investigate the nature of the asteroid belt. In order to accomplish these objectives, two spacecraft were built. Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11, as they were named, were launched from the Earth on March 2, 1972 and March 3, 1973, respectively (Dyal 373). There have been other Pioneer missions, but none are as important as this one. With a very similar objective of exploring the outer planets, NASA created two more space probes. Built with superior technology

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  • Explains that ames research center and nasa started the pioneer jupiter project in the early 1960s. pioneer 10 and pioneer 11 were launched from the earth on march 2, 1972 and march 3, 1973.
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