Going to Mars
The Stories of the People Behind NASA's Mars Missions Past, Present, and FutureBook - 2004
On July 4, 1997, the youngest and most unusual team of scientists ever assembled by NASA saved America's planetary space programme. They were the Pathfinder team, whose little Sojourner spacecraft had just landed on the surface of Mars. Now, as new probes race toward the red planet, Brian Muirhead - a Pathfinder alumnus - offers a history of Mars exploration and charts its enticing future. Few people have as deep an understanding of this odyssey as Muirhead does. Indeed, two of the probes that are scheduled to land on Mars in 2004 are direct descendants of the Sojourner he helped build. In GOING TO MARS, he recounts his firsthand experience at the heart of an epic endeavour - from the successes of Pathfinder, through the tragic failures of 1999, up to the exciting Mars explorations that are unfolding right now.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2004
Branch Call Number: 629.455 Muirhead
Characteristics: xxix, 241 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm