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NASA Mars Rovers 1997 - 2013 Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

NASA Mars Rovers 1997 - 2013 Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

Hardcover - 192 pages - NASA Mars Rovers 1997 - 2013 Haynes Owners Workshop 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. Contents: * Curiosity, the most recent Mars rover, landed successfully on 6 August 2012 and is already providing fascinating findings. Besides Curiosity, two previous generations of Mars rover are covered. * Details the concept, development, design, hardware and engineering of these machines. Launch, landing and the first few months of operation of Curiosity. * The first flights to Mars - Mariner 4's fly-by mission provided 21 pictures. * How our understanding of Mars - and advances in technology - have changed over the decades. * What we hope to discover in the future. * A projection of how humans could one day step foot on the Red Planet. 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.

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