Mars Rovers: A Chronology of Success

Mars Rovers: A Chronology of Success

by Alton Saunders
     
 

Originally scheduled for a 3 month long mission exploring Mars, NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity are arguably the most successful space mission ever carried out with the two rovers operating for many years rather the few months originally planned. Years after their designated longevity they are still sending back extraordinary data and photos of the Martian surface.… See more details below

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Originally scheduled for a 3 month long mission exploring Mars, NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity are arguably the most successful space mission ever carried out with the two rovers operating for many years rather the few months originally planned. Years after their designated longevity they are still sending back extraordinary data and photos of the Martian surface.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission involving two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, exploring the planet Mars. It began in 2003 with the sending of the two rovers—MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity—to explore the Martian surface and geology.
The mission's scientific objective was to search for and characterize a wide range of rocks and soils that hold clues to past water activity on Mars. The mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, which includes three previous successful landers: the two Viking program landers in 1976 and Mars Pathfinder probe in 1997.
This book is a compilation of press kits and news releases chronicling the mission from conception until landing and successful rover deployment. Includes over 50 mission photos, most in full color and optimized for viewing on color platforms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013848009
Publisher:
Cia Publishing
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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