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Haynes Manual: NASA Mars Rovers

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Haynes Manual: NASA Mars Rovers

22.99

DAVID BAKER

In 1997 the first roving vehicle on Mars trundled around within a few yards of its parent lander. Six years later came two more, each the size of shopping trolleys, and in August 2012 they were joined by the much larger Curiosity – the size of a small SUV, and packed with instruments, sensors and cameras to look for evidence of the water that scientists believe once shaped the Red Planet’s surface. With the aid of more than 300 images and technical illustrations, David Baker charts the history and development of the three generations of NASA Mars Rovers, including the tremendous engineering challenge of landing them safely in such a hostile environement, and explains how these plucky craft have transformed our understanding of a world we one day hope to visit.

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

In 1997 the first roving vehicle on Mars trundled around within a few yards of its parent lander. Six years later came two more, each the size of shopping trolleys, and in August 2012 they were joined by the much larger Curiosity – the size of a small SUV, and packed with instruments, sensors and cameras to look for evidence of the water that scientists believe once shaped the Red Planet’s surface. With the aid of more than 300 images and technical illustrations, David Baker charts the history and development of the three generations of NASA Mars Rovers, including the tremendous engineering challenge of landing them safely in such a hostile environement, and explains how these plucky craft have transformed our understanding of a world we one day hope to visit.

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

About the author

Author Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight and military technology and is the former editor of Jane’s Space Directory and Jane’s Aircraft Upgrades. In 1986 he was made a member of the International Academy of Astronautics by NASA manned flight boss George Mueller and is a member of the US Air Force Association and The Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He received the 1998 Rolls-Royce Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year and in 2005 he was a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award. David is currently the editor of SpaceFlight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his wife Ann.