Mars: Making Contact (Hardcover)

Mars: Making Contact By Jim Green (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jim Green (Foreword by)
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With unparalleled access to NASA's archives, this stunning volume pays tribute to 50 years of Mars exploration. It ranges from the earliest telescopic viewings, through NASA's first flybys, to the landers in the 1970s, and today's sophisticated rovers and orbiters. It also showcases in exquisite detail the elaborate plans for human expeditions to Mars, along with breathtaking photographs and insider documents from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

About the Author

Rod Pyle has written widely on space and the inner workings of NASA. His most recent book was Curiosity: An Inside Account of the Mars Rover Mission for Random House. He works on outreach programs for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and, as well as other media outlets. Rod has also produced numerous documentaries for The History Channel and Discovery Communications. Other books include the Smithsonian's Destination Moon and Carlton Books' Missions to the Moon. Dr. Jim Green is the former head of the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), NASA's largest space science data archive, at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In August 2006, he became the Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780233004921
ISBN-10: 0233004920
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English