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9781401308513

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781401308513

  • ISBN10:

    1401308511

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-09
  • Publisher: Hachette Books

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Summary

Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASAs 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 2004and knows firsthand their findings.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(6)
PART ONE BEGINNINGS
7(88)
Moscow. 1987
9(20)
Athena
29(13)
Apex
42(12)
The Spacecraft Graveyard
54(19)
Adler's Inspiration
73(13)
The Decision
86(9)
PART TWO DEVELOPMENT
95(124)
``You're Backed into a Hyperdimensional Corner''
97(23)
Shredding and Squidding
120(22)
Atlo
142(22)
The Cape
164(15)
The Fuse
179(18)
Launch
197(22)
PART THREE FLIGHT
219(160)
Final Approach
221(16)
Gusev
237(30)
``We've Got Nothing''
267(21)
Eagle Crater
288(34)
Endurance
322(28)
Pot of Gold
350(29)
The Mer Rover 379(2)
Glossary 381(4)
Appendix 385(30)
Index 415

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