Sojourner

Sojourner

An Insider's View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
Andrew Mishkin, a senior systems engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a leader of NASA's robotic program, brings us this insider's look at the Mars Pathfinder probe that electrified the world's imagination.

One hundred twenty-two million miles away from her controllers, a sophisticated robot smaller than a microwave oven did what had never been done before-explored the rocky, red terrain of Mars. Then, six-wheeled Sojourner beamed spectacular pictures of her one-of-a-kind mission back to Earth. And millions of people were captivated.

Now, with the touch of an expert thriller writer, Sojourner operations team leader Andrew Mishkin tells the inside, human story of the Mars Pathfinder mission's feverish efforts to build a self-guided, offroading robot to explore the surface of the Red Planet. With witty, compelling anecdotes, he describes the clash of temperamental geniuses, the invention of a new work ethic, the turf wars, the chewing-gum solutions to high-tech problems, the controlled chaos behind the strangely beautiful creation of an artificial intelligence-and the exhilaration of inaugurating the next great age of space exploration

Baker & Taylor
An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and leader of the robotic program offers an insider's view of the Mars Pathfinder mission that sent a small but sophisticated robot millions of miles through space to explore the rocky terrain of Mars, providing a human perspective on the project and assessing its meaning in terms of scientific discovery.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers an insider's view of the Mars Pathfinder mission that sent a small but sophisticated robot to explore the terrain of Mars, providing a human perspective on the project and assessing its meaning in terms of scientific discovery.

Publisher: New York : Berkeley Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425191996
0425191990
Branch Call Number: 629.43 MIS
Characteristics: xiv, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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