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The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity / by Elizabeth Rusch.

By: Rusch, Elizabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scientists in the field: Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012Description: 79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9780547478814 (hbk.); 054747881X (hbk.).Subject(s): Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature | Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Juvenile literature | Mars probes -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 523.43
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!
Summary: 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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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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 76), discography (p. 78), filmography (p. 78), and index.

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!

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