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Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer

Author: Rob Manning, (Engineer); William L Simon
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Manning, (Engineer); William L Simon
ISBN: 9781588344731 1588344738 9781588344038 1588344037
OCLC Number: 892698000
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Seven minutes of terror --
The Red Planet fixation --
Joining the Mars adventure --
Avoiding splat --
The birth of MSL --
Looking ahead to putting people on Mars --
The challenges of landing --
The right kind of crazy --
Scientists at work --
The challenges of instrument creation --
Where the devil lives --
It's all about the people --
Bad to worse --
Up against a brick wall --
Shutdown and restart --
The final stretch --
Gremlins --
On Mars! --
The scientific findings.
Other Titles: Inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer
Responsibility: Rob Manning and William L. Simon.
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In Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts.

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