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Red Rover - BASIC BOOKS
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For centuries humankind has fantasized about life on Mars, whether its intelligent Martian life invading our planet (immortalized in H.G. Wellss The War of the Worlds) or humanity colonizing Mars (the late Ray Bradburys The Martian Chronicles). The Red Planets proximity and likeness to Earth make it a magnet for our collective imagination. Yet the question of whether life exists on Marsor has. For centuries humankind has fantasized about life on Mars, whether its intelligent Martian life invading our planet (immortalized in H.G. Wellss The War of the Worlds) or humanity colonizing Mars (the late Ray Bradburys The Martian Chronicles). The Red Planets proximity and likeness to Earth make it a magnet for our collective imagination. Yet the question of whether life exists on Marsor has ever existed thereremains an open one. Science has not caught up to science fictionat least not yet. This summer we will be one step closer to finding the answer. On August 5th, Curiositya one-ton, Mini Cooper-sized nuclear-powered roveris scheduled to land on Mars, with the primary mission of determining whether the red planet has ever been physically capable of supporting life. In Getting to Mars, Roger Wiens, the principal investigator for the ChemCam instrument on the roverthe main tool for measuring Marss past habitabilitywill tell the unlikely story of the development of this payload and rover now blasting towards a planet 354 million miles from Earth. ChemCam (short for Chemistry and Camera) is an instrument onboard the Curiosity designed to vaporize and measure the chemical makeup of Martian rocks. Different elements give off uniquely colored light when zapped with a laser; the light is then read by the instruments spectrometer and identified. The idea is to USE ChemCam to detect life-supporting elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen to evaluate whether conditions on Mars have ever been favorable for microbial life. This is not only an inside story about sending fantastic lasers to Mars, however. Its the story of a new era in space exploration. Starting with NASAs introduction of the Discovery Program in 1992, smaller, scrappier, more nimble missions won out as behemoth manned projects went extinct. This strategic shift presented huge opportunitiesbut also presented huge risks for shutdown and failure. And as Wiens recounts, his project came close to being close. eBooks, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture~~Other Technologies & Applied Sciences~~Space Science, Red Rover~~EBook~~9780465051991~~Roger Wiens, , Red Rover, Roger Wiens, 9780465051991, BASIC BOOKS, 03/12/2013, , , , BASIC BOOKS

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For centuries humankind has fantasized about life on Mars, whether its intelligent Martian life invading our planet (immortalized in H.G. Wellss The War of the Worlds) or humanity colonizing Mars (the late Ray Bradburys The Martian Chronicles). The Red Planets proximity and likeness to Earth make it a magnet for our collective imagination. Yet the question of whether life exists on Marsor has ever existed thereremains an open one. Science has not caught up to science fictionat least not yet.This summer we will be one step closer to finding the answer. On August 5th, Curiositya one-ton, Mini Cooper-sized nuclear-powered roveris scheduled to land on Mars, with the primary mission of determining whether the red planet has ever been physically capable of supporting life. In Getting to Mars, Roger Wiens, the principal investigator for the ChemCam instrument on the roverthe main tool for measuring Marss past habitabilitywill tell the unlikely story of the development of this payload and rover now blasting towards a planet 354 million miles from Earth.ChemCam (short for Chemistry and Camera) is an instrument onboard the Curiosity designed to vaporize and measure the chemical makeup of Martian rocks. Different elements give off uniquely colored light when zapped with a laser; the light is then read by the instruments spectrometer and identified. The idea is to use ChemCam to detect life-supporting elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen to evaluate whether conditions on Mars have ever been favorable for microbial life.This is not only an inside story about sending fantastic lasers to Mars, however. Its the story of a new era in space exploration. Starting with NASAs introduction of the Discovery Program in 1992, smaller, scrappier, more nimble missions won out as behemoth manned projects went extinct. This strategic shift presented huge opportunitiesbut also presented huge risks for shutdown and failure. And as Wiens recounts, his project came close to being closed down on numerous occasions. Getting to Mars is the inspiring account of how Wiens and his team overcame incredible challengeslogistical, financial, and politicalto successfully launch a rover in an effort to answer the eternal question: is there life on Mars? Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity eBook eBooks>Fremdsprachige eBooks>Englische eBooks>Sach- & Fachthemen>Informatik, Basic Books

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