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Roving Mars : spirit, opportunity, and the exploration of the red planet / Steve Squyres.

Author/Creator:
Squyres, Steven W.
Edition:
1st edition
Publication:
New York : Hyperion, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 422 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Space flight to Mars
Form/Genre:
Science fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Summary:
An inside look at NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission chronicles the evolution of the project, from its conception in 1995 to successful landing on the planet Mars in 2004, covering the politics, mistakes, and technological innovation involved.
Contents:
Part One: Beginnings
Moscow, 1987
Athena
Apex
The spacecraft graveyard
Adler's inspiration
The decision
Part Two: Development
"You're backed into a hyperdimensional corner"
Shredding and squidding
Atlo
The cape
The fuse
Launch
Part Three: Flight
Final approach
Gusev
"We've got nothing"
Eagle crater
Endurance
Pot of gold.
Notes:
Includes index.
Jacket photograph: NASA.
Local notes:
Adams Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015 by Dr. Mark B. Adams.
Adams Collection copy has dustjacket.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B. (donor) (Adams Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2005
Contributor:
Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
1401301495 :
OCLC:
61156249
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