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NASA Mars Rovers Manual (H5370)



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NASA Mars Rovers Manual

1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity)

By: David Baker

Is there life on Mars? This age-old question has prompted many missions to Mars, with the most recent rover, Curiosity, having safely landed in August 2012 amid a blaze of publicity.

This manual covers the development, design and engineering of three generations of Mars rover: Sojourner, which landed in 1997, was the size of a microwave; Spirit and Opportunity, both the size of a shopping trolley, followed in 2004; and Curiosity is the size of a car, with a design life of two years.

Learn how these machines work as well as what they have found and hope to discover - and look forward to the possibility that humans may yet set foot on the Red Planet.

'well illustrated' - Engineering & Technology

Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 192 pages, 237 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9780857333704
Book No:H5370

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