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The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity

Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2012] ©2012
Series: Scientists in the field.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Rusch
ISBN: 9780547478814 054747881X 9780605558779 0605558779
OCLC Number: 723140938
Target Audience: Grade 5-8.; Middle School
Description: 79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mars exploration rover mission --
Mission impossible --
The making of the Mars rovers --
Are we really on Mars? --
Hitting the dusty trail --
Can Opportunity climb down? --
Can Spirit climb up? --
The problem with Courage --
A broken Spirit --
Opportunity's last stand? --
Free Spirit --
Mission more than accomplished!
Series Title: Scientists in the field.
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Rusch.

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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  Read more...

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-NYPL 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, 2012 (star) "Enthralling . . . How extraordinary to visit Mars in Spirit; readers will be very glad of the Opportunity."--"Kirkus, " starred review (star) Read more...

 
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