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Mars up Close

Inside the Curiosity Mission

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National Geographic and science journalist Marc Kaufman combine inside stories, fascinating facts, and eye-popping pictures, some never before seen, of the red planet and NASA's groundbreaking Curiosity mission. Renowned author Kaufman spent two years embedded with the engineers and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, cheering on the rover's spine-tingling landing, learning the backstory of anticipated findings, and witnessing the inescapable frustrations that come from operating a $2.5-billion multitasking robot on a planet 35 million miles from Earth. With images never published before, and computer-enhanced with colors that make you want to spend your next vacation on Mars, this is the only book that explains everything, detail by detail and moment by moment, about the most ambitious space expedition the human race has ever undertaken.
Publisher: ©2014
Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781426212789
142621278X
Characteristics: 302 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Inside the Curiosity mission

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