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Sun Jiadong: Life of an Aerospace Scientist(English Edition)

Author:Wang Jianmeng

Publication date:2019-08-01

ISBN:9787508542768

Language:English

Abstract:

Sun Jiadong is an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA) and a recipient of China’s Two Bombs and One Satellite Meritorious Award and the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award (China’s highest honor in scie...
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Sun Jiadong is an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA) and a recipient of China’s Two Bombs and One Satellite Meritorious Award and the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award (China’s highest honor in science and technology). As one of the space technology founders and a legendary figure in China’s history of space exploration, Sun has witnessed how the aerospace industry of China developed from nothing to become one of the world’s best. Now in his 90s, he is still working tirelessly in the frontlines of aerospace engineering and talent cultivation.

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  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

    2
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    3
  • Author Introduction

    4
  • PREFACE

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  • Chapter 1 A Burning Passion for Aerospace past the Ripe Age of 70

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  • Chapter 2 A Brilliant Young Man with Soaring Ambitions and Unrelenting Determination

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  • Chapter 3 Approaching His Ideal: Preparation Meets Opportunity

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  • Chapter 4 Pursuit of Further Study in Moscow with High Expectations

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  • Chapter 5 Hard Work Pays Off

    10
  • Chapter 6 "The World Is Yours ... China's Future Belongs to You"

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  • Chapter 7 Golden Medal after Long Years Studying Abroad

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  • Chapter 8 Transition into Missile Research in Response to the Call of the Motherland

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  • Chapter 9 An Early Pioneer in Aerospace and Student of Qian Xuesen

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  • Chapter 10 From Imitation to Independent Development and Innovation

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  • Chapter 11 Missile Flying into Space from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

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  • Chapter 12 Failure Leading to Success on the Uneven Journey of Scientific Experiments

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  • Chapter 13 Scaling New Heights in Research on Satellites

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  • Chapter 14 Development of China's First Satellite from Scratch

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  • Chapter 15 Being Outspoken Despite Potential Political Perils

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  • Chapter 16 Successful Launch of the "Dongfanghong-1" Satellite into Space

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  • Chapter 17 Miraculous "Shijian-1" Transmitting Remote Sensing Information to the Ground

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  • Chapter 18 Taking the Liberty to Halt a Potentially Risky Rocket Launch

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  • Chapter 19 Applied Satellites Orbiting the Earth while Contributing to Economic Development

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  • Chapter 20 Communication Satellites Helping Connect Distant Points on Earth

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  • Chapter 21 Making Every Effort to Adapt to Changing Situations

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  • Chapter 22 Chinese Satellites in Space Benefiting People on Earth

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  • Chapter 23 Success Stories of Chinese Rockets Spreading Far and Wide

    28
  • Chapter 24 Sino-US Negotiations on Satellite Launch Cooperation

    29
  • Chapter 25 Chinese People All Over the World Thrilled by Successful Launch of Long March Rocket

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  • Chapter 26 Deep Space Exploration Initiated with Substantial Preparation

    31
  • Chapter 27 Three-phase Chang'e Mission Takes Chinese Aerospace Industry to New Heights

    32
  • Chapter 28 China's Successful Landing of Chang'e-1 on the Moon Hailed Worldwide

    33
  • Chapter 29 Painstaking Efforts on a Long Journey to the Moon

    34
  • Chapter 30 New Satellite in Space Offering Services

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  • Chapter 31 Nerve-racking Satellite Launch on a Stormy Spring Night

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  • Chapter 32 Accurate Ground Navigation Services Guided by Satellites Dotted across the Sky

    37
  • Chapter 33 A Life Dedicated to Satellites and a Model of Patriotism

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  • Chapter 34 Happily Married for Nearly Sixty Years and Counting

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  • Chapter 35 A Contented and Peaceful Life Always Centered around Aerospace

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  • Chapter 36 One Last Hurrah from the Launch Site at Nearly 90 Years Old

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  • Chapter 37 Continued Aerospace Development Will Make China Stronger Than Ever

    42
  • Acknowledgments

    43
  • Copyright

    44
  • Backcover

    45

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