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The Mighty Mars Rovers

The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity

By Elizabeth Rusch

On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life.A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.

This suspenseful page-turner captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during the adventures with two tough rovers.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780547478814


Format: Book
Author: Rusch, Elizabeth
Summary: The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.
Title: The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity / by Elizabeth Rusch.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.
Subject: Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Juvenile literature. Mars probes -- Juvenile literature. Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780547478814 054747881X
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System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: 523.43 Rus
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Format: Book
Author: Rusch, Elizabeth
Summary: The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.
Title: The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity / by Elizabeth Rusch.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.
Description: 79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Series: Scientists in the field
Series: Scientists in the field
Subjects: Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Mars probes -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 76), discography (p. 78), filmograophy (p. 78), and index.
Contents: Mars exploration rover mission -- Mission impossible -- The making of the Mars rover -- Are we really on Mars? -- Hitting the dusty trail -- Can Opportunity climb down? -- Can Spirit lift up? -- The problem with Courage -- A broken Spirit -- Opportunity's last stand? -- Free Spirit -- Mission more than accomplished!
LCCN: 2011012159
ISBN: 9780547478814
ISBN: 054747881X
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Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: 523.43 Rus