The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity

by Rusch, Elizabeth.

Format: Print Book 2012
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On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life.A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes--and heart--of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.

This suspenseful page-turner captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during the adventures with two tough rovers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* After briefly discussing the search for life on Mars, Rusch introduces Steven Squyres as a 13-year-old boy watching the Apollo 11 moon landing. Later, while studying geology at Cornell, he came across Viking mission photos that inspired his career as a planetary scientist and astronomy professor. This handsome volume from the Scientists in the Field series spotlights Squyres' work at NASA as principal science investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Simultaneously, the text tells the story of landing the rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Mars and using them to gather information and images, some of which suggest the past existence of water on the planet. Wildly successful, the mission has lasted years longer than expected, and one of the rovers is still active. This well-designed volume offers insights into the scientist's work as well as a very informative account of the mission. Quotes are used very effectively, both in the text and as dramatic headlines superimposed on photos. Sidebars fill in details on topics such as the communication with the rovers and names of physical features on Mars. Well documented and fully illustrated with many colorful photos and digital images, this is a book that space technology fans won't want to miss.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scientists in the field.
Subjects Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Juvenile literature.
Mars probes -- Juvenile literature.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,2012
Language English
Description 79 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 76), discography (page 78), filmograophy (page 78), and index.
ISBN 9780547478814 (hbk.)
054747881X (hbk.)
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