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Title Red rover : inside the story of robotic space exploration, from Genesis to the Mars rover Curiosity / Roger Wiens.
Author Wiens, Roger.
Publication New York, NY : Basic Books, [2013]
Copyright date ©2013
Description xii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 629.892 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.
Contents Genesis. From Minnesota to the Moon ; The dawn of an era ; Mission selection ; Mission Genesis ; Beyond the Moon and back ; Impact ; Vindication. -- Path to Mars. Lasers and rovers ; Fire! ; To Mars and back-- almost -- The French connection ; Ticket to Mars ; New-instrument struggles ; Canceled ; Soldiering on ; Rover motors ; Finishing ChemCam ; On the rover -- Curiosity. Coming together ; Where on Mars? ; Back to the Cape ; Seven minutes of terror ; Landing on Mars.
Subject Space robotics.
Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Instruments.
Curiosity (Spacecraft) -- Instruments.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Genesis (Spacecraft)
Wiens, Roger.
ISBN 9780465055982 (hardcover : alk. paper) :
0465055982 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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