Mars Exploration Rover "OPPORTUNITY", Vol 1 2003-2004
Lulu.com, Aug 1, 2008 - 279 pages
In 2003, NASA launched two Mars Exploration Rovers named "Spirit" & "Opportunity" on a voyage of discovery to the Red Planet. Both Rovers had a projected lifetime on Mars of just 90 days in which to collect scientific data and photographs. The Rovers excelled in every respect and worked on the Martian surface for many years. This book is the first volume in a series which records the exploration of the Rover "Opportunity". This volume records the period from the launch in 2003 to the time when Opportunity emerged from its travels in Endurance Crater at the end of 2004. These volumes are created from the sol by sol (day by day) logs provided to us all by the NASA web sites along with the photographs taken by the different cameras on Opportunity. All profits from this series of books will be donated to third world projects.
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