Covers the development and construction of the Mars rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to the "Red Planet.".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.
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.