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posted 01-28-2014 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer
by Rob Manning and William L. Simon
In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten years and billions of dollars in the making, the Mars Rover Curiosity is poised to answer this all-important question.

In Curiosity: How We Developed the Mars Rover, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts.

Manning's fascinating personal account — which includes information from his exclusive interviews with leading Curiosity scientists — is packed with tales of revolutionary feats of science, technology, and engineering. Readers experience firsthand the disappointment at encountering persistent technical problems, the agony of near defeat, the sense of victory at finding innovative solutions to these problems, the sheer terror of staking careers and reputations on a lander that couldn't be tested on Earth, and the rush of triumph at its successful touchdown on Mars on August 5, 2012. This is the story of persistence, dedication, and unrelenting curiosity.

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (October 21, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1588344738
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588344731

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The title has changed to: "Curiosity: How We Developed the Mars Rover"

(...which makes more sense than the original one! "Mars Rover Curiosity: The Right Kind of Crazy")

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And the title has changed again to: "Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer"

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The book will also be available as a MP3 CD released at the same time as the book.

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