The book is tedious, with a lot of details that don't add to clarity, rather confuse with acronyms that hide the goal and the mission.
That quick epiphany led to an astonishing journey to becoming the principal investigator for the most successful Mars project ever, The Mars Exploration Rover mission.
Overall, the book is excellent and very highly recommended to anyone interested in Mars, space exploration, or how science really gets done.
This book tells how complicated and involved is the process of getting a mission into space and shares some of the excitement and passion behind the work and the discoveries Spirit... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bing
By the time 2003 rolled around, unmanned exploration of the surface of Mars had stalled.
Mars Climate Orbiter had misfired burning up in Mars' atmosphere. Read more
Even though I followed the Mars Rover mission as it was happening, the story was still suspenseful in several places.
I have mixed feelings about Dr. Read more
I consider this book a must-read for anyone interested in the engineering of complex products. I learnt a lot and the book gave me quite a few things to think about in how systems... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is another wonderful book on a part of our on going story to the planet mars. The Rovers are great tools used to try and open up our understanding of this planet we wish to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rick L.
Very detailed explanation of the process of running a project at Nasa. The acomplishments and the setbacks of the project...Published 22 months ago by VincentCarlini
Hear the author give a presentation on this project and enjoyed it very much. He wetted everyone's appetite to learn more about this Mars program. Read morePublished 23 months ago by pgale
I loved this book. As someone who has done large scientific studies before, including a medical experiment for NASA, I was fascinated from the word go and found it hard to put... Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by James Sexton
I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for space. That said, this was a fascinating book from beginning to end. Read morePublished on June 28, 2009 by Ian Curtis