Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity

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RED
ROVER
Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration,
from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity

ROGER WIENS

BASIC BOOKS
A MEMBER OF THE PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP
NEW YORK

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Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity
Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prologue ix
  • Part I- Genesis 1
  • Chapter One- From Minnesota to the Moon 3
  • Chapter Two- The Dawn of An Era 13
  • Chapter Three- Mission Selection 23
  • Chapter Four- Making Genesis 33
  • Chapter Five- Beyond the Moon and Back 41
  • Chapter Six- Impact 51
  • Chapter Seven- Vindication 61
  • Part II- Path to Mars 67
  • Chapter Eight- Lasers and Rovers 69
  • Chapter Nine- Fire! 77
  • Chapter Ten- To Mars and Back… Almost 85
  • Chapter Eleven- The French Connection 95
  • Chapter Twelve- Ticket to Mars 105
  • Chapter Thirteen- New-Instrument Struggles 111
  • Chapter Fourteen- Canceled 125
  • Chapter Fifteen- Soldiering on 137
  • Chapter Sixteen- Rover Motors 143
  • Chapter Seventeen- Finishing Chemcam 151
  • Chapter Eighteen- On the Rover 159
  • Part III- Curiosity 165
  • Chapter Nineteen- Coming Together 167
  • Chapter Twenty- Where on Mars? 177
  • Chapter Twenty-One Back to the Cape 185
  • Chapter Twenty-Two Seven Minutes of Terror 191
  • Chapter Twenty-Three Landing on Mars 201
  • Epilogue 211
  • Acknowledgments 215
  • Further Reading 217
  • Index 219
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