Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen


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Prometheus Books
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6.04 X 9.13 X 0.84 inches | 0.86 pounds
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About the Author

Rod Pyle is the author of the widely acclaimed book Destination Mars--called "the best recent overview of Mars missions" by the Washington Post--and also Destination Moon, Missions to the Moon, and a popular audiobook called The Space Race. He has produced numerous documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery Communications, including the widely praised Modern Marvels: Apollo 11. He has been an assistant professor at the University of La Verne and a lecturer with NASA's Johnson Space Center.


""Nothing is more human than curiosity--looking around the next corner, the next mountain . . . the next planet. This sense of undaunted wonder is brought to life in Rod Pyle's tour of our fascinating love affair with Mars." --David Brin, astronomer, author of Existence and The Postman "Pyle's own fascination with the high adventure of Mars exploration comes through in this highly approachable account of one of the most audacious scientific endeavors of all time." --Mike Okuda, recipient of the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal, 2009 "This book is a front-row ticket to a magnificent adventure. With his own boundless curiosity, keen eye for detail, and infectious enthusiasm, Rod Pyle takes you inside the world of the most advanced and ambitious mission to the red planet. It's a journey you don't want to miss." --Andrew Chaikin, author of A Passion for Mars "Rod Pyle captures the essence and deep detail of the greatest robotic adventure ever put forth--with its challenges and triumphs, Curiosity's mission is a testament to what we can achieve. With his fascinating insights, Pyle causes us to look forward to a spectacular future of exploration." --David Knight, original XPRIZE team member