Books tagged: planetary exploration

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NASA's Management of the Mars Science Laboratory Project (MSL): Inspector General Report on Technical and Financial Problems with Mars Exploration Program Rover
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
NASA's Office of Inspector General issued this status report on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) slated for launch in late 2011. The findings indicated that unresolved technical problems and cost issues could delay the launch.
The Difficult Road to Mars, A Brief History of Mars Exploration in the Soviet Union - The Inside Story of Numerous Mission Failures from Russia's Leading Spacecraft Designer (NASA NP-1999-06-251-HQ)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a fascinating account by the leading designer for Mars and Venus spacecraft in the Soviet Union during the early days of Mars exploration, V.G. Perminov, at a time when many missions to the Red Planet were abject failures.
The Inclusion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In this novella, two rival galactic states, forced to work together on an exploration project, make a shocking discovery. The DNA of a primitive human population contains a mysterious inclusion with implications for the entire human race. One state wishes to publish the discovery; the other wishes to suppress it.
A Bridge To Earth
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,510. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story takes place twenty five years in the future, at a time our world is increasingly restless and unsettled. Eleven intrepid explorers from many nations begin the first crewed mission to the planet Mars with high expectations. As would be expected from human nature, some of them are compatible and get along very well,and others do not. Conflicts, romances and adventures follow the voyage.
Mars 2020 Exploration Rover Mission: Overview and Report of the Mars 2020 Science Definition Team (Mustard Report) - Potential Martian Biosignatures, Mars Sample Return Cache
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,750. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This comprehensive ebook provides a complete guide to the ongoing plans for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. The Mars 2020 mission would explore a site likely to have been habitable, seek signs of past life, fill a returnable cache with the most compelling samples, and demonstrate technology needed for the future human and robotic exploration of Mars.
Message from Gondwana
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Price: Free! Words: 27,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A corporation sends a team to Gondwana, a jungle planet. It is perfect for pharmaceutical prospecting, exotic vegetation loaded with strange chemical compounds that could make the company rich. The newest member of the team, Lani Callis, wants to impress the team's veterans, but first must overcome her own limitations and a planet that is either trying to kill them or may be just curious.
The Celaran Ruins
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Series: Parker Interstellar Travels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Forced into service by an alien she once befriended, Telisa, along with Cilreth, Siobhan, Caden, Jason and Imanol are sent to a distant world to investigate a mysterious alien race for their new master.