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The Mighty Mars Rovers

The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Rusch, Elizabeth (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.
Authors: Rusch, Elizabeth
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Rusch
Title: The mighty Mars rovers
the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012
Characteristics: 79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 76), discography (p. 78), filmograophy (p. 78), and index
Contents: Mars exploration rover mission
Mission impossible
The making of the Mars rover
Are we really on Mars?
Hitting the dusty trail
Can Opportunity climb down?
Can Spirit lift up?
The problem with Courage
A broken Spirit
Opportunity's last stand?
Free Spirit
Mission more than accomplished!
Summary: The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.
Subject Headings: Mars (Planet) Exploration Roving vehicles (Astronautics) Mars probes
Topical Term: Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
Mars probes
LCCN: 2011012159
ISBN: 9780547478814
054747881X
Branch Call Number: J 523.43 R
Research Call Number: JFD 13-70
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Take a trip with the ultimate explorers to the red planet. A place where no human foot has ever stepped.


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Feb 08, 2013
  • Ermal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Now my kids think Steve Squyres is a totally awesome science dude, too. A great look at one of the best scientific minds of our times.
And a tribute to one of the great successes of modern project management theories and practices.

Are you following Curiousity's visit to Mars? Why not get some background by learning about Curiosity's predecessors-- Spirit and Opportunity. Excellent photos and a gripping story of behind-the-scenes action!

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