Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet

Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet

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by Steven Squyres
     
 

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Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload. He has gained a rare inside look at what it took for rovers Spirit and Opportunity to land on the red planet

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Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload. He has gained a rare inside look at what it took for rovers Spirit and Opportunity to land on the red planet in January 2004—and knows firsthand their findings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401308513
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Squyres is the scientist and principal investigator behind the Mars Exploration Rover mission, as well as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. He has participated in a number of planetary spaceflight missions. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I could not put it down without thinking what was going to happen next. It especially liked the part where Squyres thought Opportunity was not going to make the launch window. It chronicles the struggles of getting a mars mission from proposal to pad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Space exploration is the single most important endeavor of humanity. This book outlines some of our most important projects, in the robotic exploration of the surface of Mars, which I hope will one day lead to our setting human foot on our neighboring planet. This book should be a must-read for anyone interested in and concerned with America's future in space, something we have sadly de-emphasized in recent times.