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

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



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

In its eerie likeness to Earth, Mars has lengthy captured our imaginations—each as a vacation spot for humankind and as a attainable house to extraterrestrial life. It’s our twenty-first-century New World; its explorer’s robots, shipped 350 million miles from Earth to uncover the distant planet’s secrets and techniques.

Its most up-to-date scout is Curiosity—a one-ton, Jeep-sized nuclear-powered house laboratory—which is now roving the Martian floor to decide whether or not the pink planet has ever been bodily succesful of supporting life. In Red Rover, geochemist Roger Wiens, the principal investigator for the ChemCam laser instrument on the rover and veteran of quite a few robotic NASA missions, tells the unlikely story of his involvement in sending subtle {hardware} into house, culminating in the Curiosity rover’s superb journey to Mars.

In so doing, Wiens paints the portrait of one of the most fun scientific tales of our time: the new period of robotic house exploration. Beginning with NASA’s introduction of the Discovery Program in 1992, scrappier, extra nimble missions turned the order of the day, as manned missions have been confined to Earth orbit, and behemoth tasks went extinct. This strategic shift offered big scientific alternatives, however tight budgets meant that success depended greater than ever on inventive engineering and human ingenuity. Starting with the Genesis mission that launched his profession, Wiens describes the aggressive, DIY spirit of these robotic enterprises, from conception to building, from launch to heart-stopping crashes and easy landings.

An inspiring account of the real-life challenges of house exploration, Red Rover vividly narrates what goes into answering the query: is there life elsewhere in the universe?

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