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Title:
Mars dead or alive
Author:
Davis, Mark.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Boston] : WGBH, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In January 2004, two spacecraft (named Spirit and Opportunity) carrying identical robotic explorers touched down on the surface of Mars. Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design, testing, and launch of the mission, then join the quest for signs of life on the red planet.
General Note:
Original broadcast of the PBS television program Nova.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Nova (Television program)
ISBN:
9781593751128
UPC:
783421370197
Format :
DVD

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In this program that originally aired mere hours after the Spirit - mankind's most sophisticated rover to date - landed on the surface of Mars, the mission to explore the red planet is profiled from the construction of the Spirit and its twin the Opportunity through both rovers' continued search for water often though hidden deep within the dusty plains. As unanticipated complications give way to small victories and the NASA crew responsible for the mission rides a rollercoaster of emotions, the mysteries of this wondrous planet slowly come into focus while the future of NASA's Mars Exploration program hangs in the balance. If the rovers fail and no new information is gleaned from the mission, it could mean the end of the ambitious Mars Exploration program; but if the crew finds success, the Spirit and the Opportunity could lay the groundwork for an eventual manned mission to the not-so-distant planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi