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The Resource Mars : making contact, Rod Pyle ; foreword by Jim Green

Mars : making contact, Rod Pyle ; foreword by Jim Green

Label
Mars : making contact
Title
Mars
Title remainder
making contact
Statement of responsibility
Rod Pyle ; foreword by Jim Green
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Red Planet holds an enduring fascination. Filled with extraordinary detail and documents, this book offers a visually stunning insider's look at how Mars has been explored and the challenges facing future missions. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been the principal explorer, launching the Mariner spacecraft that sped past Mars and snapped 22 grainy photographs in 1965. After many flybys and orbital missions, NASA finally landed the twin Viking probes on Mars in 1976. From 1996 through to the present day, a series of rovers have been sent to Mars, each more sophisticated. Today two rovers are operating on the red sands Curiosity and Opportunity. They have enabled us to make incredible discoveries, each more compelling than the last. Ancient rivers, lakes, ocean beds, and valleys have been charted, suggesting a landscape that could once have supported life. Preparations are already underway for a manned mission to Mars, and the book discusses the many challenges faced, from the design of the spacecraft to the impact on the human body, both physically and psychologically of such a journey as well as surviving on the planet's inhospitable surface
Cataloging source
NJB
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Pyle, Rod
Dewey number
523.43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Green, Jim
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  • Artificial satellites
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Mars : making contact, Rod Pyle ; foreword by Jim Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058535068
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780233004921
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957132687
Label
Mars : making contact, Rod Pyle ; foreword by Jim Green
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058535068
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780233004921
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957132687

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