- Author:Steven Squyres
- Publisher:Hachette Books; Reprint edition (May 9, 2006)
- Pages:432 pages
- Subcategory:Professionals & Academics
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ROVING MARS is their story as told by Steve Squyres
ROVING MARS is their story as told by Steve Squyres. Squyres, a geologist by profession, was the Principal Investigator, . science team leader, for the Spirit and Opportunity projects representing JPL. He recounts earlier years and unsuccessful attempts to get a lander proposal approved by NASA. By the end of the narrative in mid-September 2004, Spirit had reached 248 sols and Opportunity 227. Squyres expected the vehicles to die in months, perhaps a year at the outside, the buildup of dust on the rovers' energizing solar panels being the determining factor.
The Spirit and Opportunity rovers had projected operational lifespans of 90 sols . Despite its semi-technical nature, ROVING MARS was a book I couldn't put down, something I can't say about most of the trashy fiction novels I read.
The Spirit and Opportunity rovers had projected operational lifespans of 90 sols, each "sol" being a Martian day of 24 hours 39 minutes. Honor to Squyres and his scientific and engineering team is due.
Steve Squyres is the principal investigator (chief scientist-engineer) of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, which sent two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to look for evidence of water on Mars. There were two rovers because the two previous NASA missions to Mars (Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander) had failed, so it was logical to have redundancy in the next mission.
Steven Squyres talked about his book Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet, published by Hyperion at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. In 2005, two robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity touched down on the surface of Mars and began to exploration of the surface of the planet. As well as being the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University Steve Squyres was the prinicipal scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover mission. The book chronicles the mission from what began as a dream for Squyres in 1977.
Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and .
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. 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
Squyres, Steven W. Publication, Distribution, et. New York Includes index. Geographic Name: Mars (Planet) Exploration. United States New York New York
Squyres, Steven W. Personal Name: Updike, John, former owner, annotator. Hierarchical Place Name: United States New York New York. Download Roving Mars : spirit, opportunity, and the exploration of the red planet Steve Squyres. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags: Anorexia nervosa.
Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. 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.
Book Format: Choose an option . The author is the principal investigator (the lead scientist) of the MER mission. Steve Squyres was the Principal Investigator for the Spirit and Opportunity missions and this is his memoir of how the idea came into being, how they were designed and built, launched and mission on Mars for the first 150 days. It's fairly lively as his excitement bleeds over but lets face it, the byzantine bureaucracy of NASA can be boring no matter how well written.