The Resource Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer, Rob Manning, Mars Science Lab, Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL, and William L. Simon, (eaudio)

Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer, Rob Manning, Mars Science Lab, Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL, and William L. Simon, (eaudio)

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Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer
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Mars rover Curiosity
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an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer
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Rob Manning, Mars Science Lab, Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL, and William L. Simon
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eng
Summary
In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten years and billions of dollars in the making, the Mars rover Curiosity is poised to answer this all-important question. Here, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts. Manning's fascinating personal account--which includes information from his exclusive interviews with leading Curiosity scientists--is packed with tales of revolutionary feats of science, technology, and engineering. Listeners experience firsthand the disappointment at encountering persistent technical problems, the agony of near defeat, the sense of victory at finding innovative solutions to these problems, the sheer terror of staking careers and reputations on a lander that couldn't be tested on Earth, and the rush of triumph at its successful touchdown on Mars on August 5, 2012. This is the story of persistence, dedication, and unrelenting curiosity
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Manning, Rob
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other
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Read by Bronson Pinchot
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1930-
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  • Simon, William L.
  • Pinchot, Bronson
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  • Curiosity (Spacecraft)
  • Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Mars (Planet)
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adult
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Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer, Rob Manning, Mars Science Lab, Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL, and William L. Simon, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 43 min.))
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9781483024561
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Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer, Rob Manning, Mars Science Lab, Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL, and William L. Simon, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 43 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781483024561
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11195925
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11195925
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MWT11195925
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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