Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet

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Hachette Books, Aug 3, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 434 pages
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Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload. He has gained a rare inside look at what it took for rovers Spirit and Opportunity to land on the red planet in January 2004--and knows firsthand their findings.

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User Review  - romanccm - LibraryThing

This is sort of about roving mars, but more about getting the rover TO mars- I can't say I was really all tha interested in NASA's politics when I picked this up but Squyres managed to hook me- was ... Read full review

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Steve Squyres was the Principal Investigator for the Spirit and Opportunity missions and this is his memoir of how the idea came into being, how they were designed and built, launched and mission on ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Steve Squyres is the scientist and principal investigator behind the Mars Exploration Rover mission, as well as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. He has participated in a number of planetary spaceflight missions. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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