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Author Wiens, Roger.

Title Red rover : inside the story of robotic space exploration, from Genesis to the Mars rover Curiosity / Roger Wiens.

Imprint New York, NY : Basic Books, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.892 WIE    Available
Description xii, 233 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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 Wiens, Roger.
Curiosity (Spacecraft) -- Instruments.
Genesis (Spacecraft)
Space robotics.
Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Instruments.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
ISBN 9780465055982 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0465055982 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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