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The Resource Missions to mars : a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet, Larry Crumpler

Missions to mars : a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet, Larry Crumpler

Label
Missions to mars : a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet
Title
Missions to mars
Title remainder
a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet
Statement of responsibility
Larry Crumpler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From a long-term planning lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Project comes this vivid insider account of some of NASA's most vital and exciting missions to the Red Planet, illustrated with full-colour photographs-a wondrous chronicle of unprecedented scientific discovery and the search for evidence of life on Mars. There are probably just a few of moments in human history when a small group of humans stood on the margins of a vast new world, and it is no stretch of the romantic imagination that the arrival of two rovers on the surface of another planet was surely one of them. Human exploration of Mars is the most ambitious and exciting scientific goal of the 21st century, and few people on earth know as much about this fascinating planet as Dr Larry Crumpler. As one of the long-term planning leads for the Mars Exploration Rover Project, he helped control the daily communications between NASA and the rovers roaming the planet to gather scientific data. In this magnificent compendium, Dr. Crumpler recounts the history of the Red Planet, from the earliest days when ancient astronomers turned their eyes to the heavens to the breakthrough discoveries being unearthed by modern technology today, including some of the first images from the latest rover, Perseverance. Paired with stunning, full-colour photographs taken by rovers and NASA satellites images, this magnificent biography of the red planet allows us to understand and experience it as never before. When the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers landed on Mars in January 2004, scientists expected them to function for 90 days. But those three months turned into fifteen years. With data gathered by the rovers, Dr Crumpler and his team were able to reconstruct the plane's stunning geological past, when it was once inundated with water, and perhaps could have supported microbial life. Dr Crumpler also reveals the joys and demands of life as a scientist taking part in these historic missions. Exploring fundamental questions about this remarkable planet that have intrigued us earthlings for years, Red Planet Renaissance illuminates Mars' significance in the solar system-and the human imagination
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crumpler, Larry S.
Dewey number
629.43543
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Space flight to Mars
Target audience
adult
Label
Missions to mars : a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet, Larry Crumpler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070536989
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780008407261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), pholographs (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1268128399
Label
Missions to mars : a new era of Rover and spacecraft discovery on the Red Planet, Larry Crumpler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070536989
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780008407261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), pholographs (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1268128399

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