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Sojourner : an insider's view of the Mars Pathfinder mission

Author: Andrew Mishkin
Publisher: New York : Berkeley Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers an insider's view of the Mars Pathfinder mission that sent a small but sophisticated robot to explore the terrain of Mars, providing a human perspective on the project and assessing its meaning in terms of scientific discovery.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mishkin, Andrew.
Sojourner.
New York : Berkeley Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607066697
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Mishkin
ISBN: 0425191990 9780425191996
OCLC Number: 52901492
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Laying the groundwork --
Doing what's never been done --
"Almost as good as a bogie" --
Off-roading with no one at the wheel --
The right place at the right time --
The big rover that never would --
The little rover that could --
pt. 2. Pathfinder --
A small enough team to do the job --
The rover war --
A design that really works --
Three rovers --
Seeing and believing --
Two spacecraft --
Trial by centrifuge --
Can we talk? --
The noise that wouldn't die --
Soul of Sojourner --
License to drive --
Meteorites, life, and job security --
pt. 3. Going to mars --
Even a journey of a thousand miles --
Cruisin' --
So what are you going to do for the next six months --
Testing, testing --
Moments of truth --
Living on Mars time --
Will build spacecraft for food.
Responsibility: Andrew Mishkin.
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Offers an insider's view of the Mars Pathfinder mission that sent a small but sophisticated robot to explore the terrain of Mars, providing a human perspective on the project and assessing its meaning in terms of scientific discovery.

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