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

Wiens, Roger, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 629.892 WIE (Text) 36626103432795 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 629.892 WIENS (Text) 33946002790322 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange 629.8 WIE (Text) 30477100615685 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 629.892 WIE (Text) 37323005154607 NONFIC Available -
Seymour Main Library 629.892 WIENS (Text) 37500004353302 Nonfiction Available -
Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library - Waterloo 629.892 WIE (Text) 30090000721261 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465055982 (alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 0465055982 (alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, photographs (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: Mars is our twenty-first century New World; its explorers are robots, shipped 350 million miles from Earth to uncover the distant planet's secrets--like Curiosity, currently roving the Martian surface to determine whether the red planet has ever been physically capable of supporting life. Wiens paints the portrait of the new era of robotic space exploration that began with NASA's 1992 Discovery Program. As manned missions were confined to Earth orbit, tightened budgets forced success to rely ever more heavily on creative engineering and human ingenuity. Wiens describes the competitive, DIY spirit of these robotic enterprises, from conception to construction, from launch to heart-stopping crashes and smooth landings. --Adapted from
Subject: Wiens, Roger.
Genesis (Spacecraft)
Curiosity (Spacecraft) > Instruments.
Space robotics.
Roving vehicles (Astronautics) > Instruments.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Mars (Planet) > Exploration.

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