Mars Rovers Manual : 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity), Hardback

Mars Rovers Manual : 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) Hardback


Is there life on Mars? This age-old question has prompted many missions to Mars, with the most recent rover, Curiosity, having safely landed in August 2012 amid a blaze of publicity.

This manual covers the development, design and engineering of three generations of Mars rover: Sojourner, which landed in 1997, was the size of a microwave; Spirit and Opportunity, both the size of a shopping trolley, followed in 2004; and Curiosity is the size of a car, with a design life of two years.

Learn how these machines work as well as what they have found and hope to discover - and look forward to the possibility that humans may yet set foot on the Red Planet.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
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  • Category: Aerospace & aviation technology
  • ISBN: 9780857333704



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