Roving Mars

Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet

By Steven Squyres
(Hachette Books, Hardcover, 9781401301491, 434pp.)

Publication Date: August 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

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.




About the Author

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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