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Emily Lakdawalla

The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job

The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job

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Based on interviews with the scientists and engineers who built and now operate the rover

Explains how the rover has actually functioned on Mars, including the wear on its components

Collects a wide variety of otherwise inaccessible information on rover engineering, including corrections to previously published work

Provides a one-of-a-kind reference to a mission that is likely to last for another decade at least, and which will need to onboard numerous scientists and engineers into operational roles

Author: Emily Lakdawalla
Publisher: Springer
Published: 04/10/2018
Pages: 394
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.80h x 9.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9783319681443

Review Citation(s):
Choice 11/01/2018
About the Author
Emily Lakdawalla is a planetary scientist who came to the discipline with a background as a boots-on-the-ground field geologist. Although not currently performing research, she has served as an interpreter of planetary science for the public through writing and editing the blog for The Planetary Society for nearly seven years. Lakdawalla is also a Contributing Editor to Sky & Telescope magazine and has written numerous articles for The Planetary Society's Planetary Report.

Lakdawalla has been following the Mars Science Laboratory mission closely since its inception, attending all relevant public meetings, including the last three landing site selection meetings and frequently checking in on its progress from the observation deck over the clean room at JPL.
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