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Author Pyle, Rod.

Title Destination Mars : new explorations of the Red Planet / Rod Pyle ; foreword by Robert Manning.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.4354 PYL    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    629.43543 PYL    Available
Description 348 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-318) and index.
Contents The first Martian -- MARS 101 -- In the beginning : a shining red eye -- The end of an empire : Mariner 4 -- Dr. Robert Leighton : the eyes of Mariner 4 -- Continuing travels to dark and scary places : Mariners 6 and 7 -- Dr. Bruce Murray : it's all about the image -- Aeolian Armageddon : Mariner 9 -- Dr. Laurence Soderblom : the eyes of Mariner 9 -- Viking's search for life : where are the microbes? -- Dr. Norman Horowitz : looking for life -- Return to Mars : Mars Global Surveyor -- Robert Brooks : It takes a team, Mars Global Surveyor -- Roving Mars : Sojourner, the pathfinder -- Robert Manning, Mars Pathfinder : bouncing to Mars -- Mars express : on the fast track -- A laugh in the darkness : the great galactic ghoul -- 2001 : a Mars odyssey -- Dr. Jeffrey Plaunt : follow the water -- Twins of Mars : spirit and opportunity -- Dr. Steve Squyres and the Mars Exploration Rovers : dreams of ice and sand -- Mars in HD : Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter -- Dr. Richard Zurek, MRO : I can see clearly now-- -- Twins of Mars : spirit and opportunity, part 2 -- From the ashes, like a phoenix -- Peter Smith : polar explorer -- Mars Science Laboratory : bigger is better -- Dr. Joy Crisp, Mars Science Observatory : dig this -- JPL 2020 : the once and future Mars -- Mars on Earth -- The new Martians -- The road ahead.
Summary Drawing on contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rod Pyle provides an insiders look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the legendary red planet.
Subject Artificial satellites -- Mars (Planet)
Space flight to Mars -- Planning.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Mars (Planet) -- Surface.
ISBN 9781616145897 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1616145897 (pbk. : alk. paper)

 
    
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