Volume 16, number 2
Project BETA: The Search Begins
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(Planetary Society members only)
4 A Quantum Leap for SETI: Project BETA Goes On-line: SETI Coordinator Tom McDonough shares the excitement of our new project and describes its capabilities to search for radio signals from other civilizations.
8 International Report: The European Space Agency Faces the Future: Roy Gibson reports on a meeting of European nations to tackle the problem of the large budgets required for space exploration.
10 From the Scabland to Mars: Preparing for the Pathfinder Mission: Kari Magee takes us on a tour of terrain in Washington State that bears striking similarities to Mars.
15 Research Update: Near-Earth Asteroid Studies Continue: Richard Binzel describes a Society-sponsored project to study the Earth's neighborhood.
3 Members' Dialogue Space spending, SETI, and health in space.
16 Basics of Spaceflight Propulsion systems.
18 News & Reviews Conflict between environmental preservation and development.
19 Society News Expanding our tour program, offering milk caps to children, helping teachers, and more.
20 Q&A Why are we searching for radio signals rather than laser messages from ET?