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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.

Publisher New York : Basic Books, c2013.
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 Evergreen Library  629.8920919 WIENS    ON SHELF
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Description xii, 233 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary Covers the development and construction of the Mars rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to the "Red Planet.".
Bibliog. 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 Wiens, Roger.
Curiosity (Spacecraft) -- Instruments.
Genesis (Spacecraft)
Space robotics.
Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Instruments.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Call # 629.8920919 WIENS
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