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2005-Aug-08, 04:47 PM
SUMMARY: The Mars Exploration Rovers have unquestionably been one of NASA's most exciting and successful missions to date. The projects scientific principal investigator, Dr. Steve Squyres of Cornell University has written a candid and fascinating new book about the mission. Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet offers an inside look at the journeys the rovers have taken; not only their captivating treks across Mars, but the surprisingly circuitous and difficult route they took from inception to development and launch.

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2005-Aug-12, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone,

I am about 80% of the way through the book. If you are interested in what it takes to get a mission together then this book is a wealth of information. This aspect takes up slightly more than half the book.

The 2nd half of the book deals with the MER rovers on Mars. There is sufficient information on the daily mission planning process and the science (my primary interest) to make it a good read.

I would recommend this book to people who are very interested in the MER mission. If you are primarily interested in a book that really focuses on Mars the planet, then I would recommend instead Hartmann's Travelers Guide to Mars or Boyce's Smithsonian Book of Mars.

Good Reading.

Jim, http://www.marsartgallery.com