The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity by Elizabeth RuschThe Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity

byElizabeth Rusch

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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* "Enthralling. . . .&nbspHow extraordinary to visit Mars in Spirit; readers will be very glad of the Opportunity."&nbsp- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket to Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover&nbspOpportunity soared through the solar system with&nbspthe same mission:&nbspto find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life.&nbspA thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes-and heart-of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.
Elizabeth Rusch is the author of a number award-winning nonfiction titles for children. She has a four-inch-high scale model rover, which she kept next to her computer for inspiration while writing this book. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. www.elizabethrusch.com
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Title:The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And OpportunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.26 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544932463

ISBN - 13:9780544932463

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-NYPL 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, 2012(star) Enthralling . . . How extraordinary to visit Mars in Spirit; readers will be very glad of the Opportunity." - Kirkus, starred review(star) "Well documented and fully illustrated with many colorful photos and digital images, this is a book that space technology fans won't want to miss." - Booklist, starred review(star) "This detailed look at planning, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting a highly complex scientific mission puts a human face on an incredible accomplishment." - School Library Journal, starred review(star) "Rusch's account skillfully captures the exciting quest for knowledge that drives Squyres and his team through the leaps and setbacks of scientific exploration." - Horn Book, starred review "