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Preview — Intercept by Mike Gruntman. The Birth of Soviet Missile Defense 4. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Intercept , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 30, James Crabtree rated it really liked it Shelves: In the USSR, after many tries, successfully intercepted a ballistic missile with an anti-ballistic missile. As the author points out, this was a significant success for the Soviets, not just for the achievement itself but for what their scientists learned from the problem: The only flaw I find in the book is its redundancy. I have no doubt after reading Intercept that Mr.
In s, Mike pioneered various instrumental techniques for imaging of space plasmas in energetic neutral atoms ENA. In , Mike succeeded in escaping from the socialist paradise of the Soviet Union and reached California. He is professor of astronautics and professor of aerospace engineering at USC since His interests include astronautics, space mission and spacecraft design, microsatellite technologies, spacecraft propulsion, space instrumentation and sensors, solar system galactic frontier, heliospheric and magnetospheric physics, space plasmas and environment, particle and photon analyzers and detector systems, aerospace education, and aerospace history.
Mike authored and co-authored more than scientific and technical publications. The book web site is at http: The book recently went into second printing and the publisher AIAA reduced the list price by one third. The book is available at Amazon and its web site is http: Friday, September 25, , 9: A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Gilbert V. Maritime Service, where he trained as a shipboard radio operator.
After serving on various merchant ships in the Atlantic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific and Indian Ocean combat zones, Levin left the service in He returned to Hopkins where he obtained his B. He then served as public health engineer in the health departments of Maryland, California and the District of Columbia before joining Dr.
While still working at the company, Levin went back to Hopkins as a full-time student and obtained his Ph. In , following the sale of the company, Levin founded Biospherics Research Inc.
He retired from the Company in His innovative approaches to detecting microbial life led NASA to award him a series of contracts to develop methods for the detection of extraterrestrial life in spacecraft missions. Based on his sensitive radioisotope microbial detection method, Dr.
He was designated Experimenter of the Viking Labeled Release life detection experiment which landed on Mars in The experiment got positive responses at both Viking landing sites. However, a consensus did not accept his results as proof of life.
After years of study, in Dr. Levin concluded that the experiment had, indeed, detected life on the red planet, and published his conclusion.
Subsequent findings of environmental conditions on Mars and research on organisms found in extreme environments on Earth have been consistent with his claim. Pursuing the life issue, Dr.
He has since developed, proposed and published on a Chiral LR life detection experiment as a way to remove any doubt about the original Mars LR results. He has published over papers in scientific and technology journals, and has been awarded more than 50 patents for his inventions.