Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiositys Chief Engineer, Rob Manning; William L. Simon
  • List: $19.95  |  Sale: $13.97
    Club: $9.97
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiositys Chief Engineer

Author: Rob Manning; William L. Simon

Narrator: Bronson Pinchot

Unabridged: 7 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 10/21/2014

Genre: Technology & Engineering - Aeronautics & Astronautics

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we havent 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 projects chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASAs 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. Mannings fascinating personal accountwhich includes information from his exclusive interviews with leading Curiosity scientistsis 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 couldnt 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.

Recommended

Pale Blue Dot A Vision of the Human Future in Space, Carl Sagan
Pale Blue Dot
by Carl Sagan

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Carl Sagan
Published: 05/30/2017

Bringing Columbia Home The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew, Michael D. Leinbach
Bringing Columbia Home
by Michael D. Leinbach

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Published: 04/24/2018

Elon Musk Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance
Elon Musk
by Ashlee Vance

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 05/19/2015

Moon Shot The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings, Alan Shepard
Moon Shot
by Alan Shepard

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Christopher Grove
Published: 05/07/2019
{"id":"606803","ean":"9781483024585","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiositys Chief Engineer","subtitle":"An Inside Account from Curiositys Chief Engineer","author":"Rob Manning; William L. Simon","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Bronson Pinchot","ubr_id":"606803","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.95","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"12.97","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Bronson Pinchot","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}