By Scott Hubbard
The pink Planet has been a topic of fascination for humanity for millions of years, turning into a part of our folklore and pop culture. the main Earthlike of the planets in our sunlight process, Mars could have harbored a few type of lifestyles long ago and will nonetheless own an environment in a few underground shelter. The mysteries of this fourth planet from our sunlight make it of primary significance to NASA and its technology ambitions for the twenty-first century.
In the wake of the very public disasters of the Mars Polar Lander and the Mars weather Orbiter in 1999, NASA launched into a whole reassessment of the Mars application. Scott Hubbard used to be requested to steer this restructuring in 2000, changing into referred to as the "Mars Czar." His team's efforts led to a really profitable decade-long sequence of missions—each construction at the accomplishments of these sooner than it—that adhered to the technology adage "follow the water" whilst debating the right way to continue. Hubbard's paintings created the Mars Odyssey venture, the dual rovers Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix venture, and so much lately the deliberate release of the Mars technology Laboratory.
Now for the 1st time Scott Hubbard tells the whole tale of the way he formed this software, describing either the technical and political forces concerned and bringing to lifestyles the nationwide and foreign forged of characters engaged during this huge endeavor. mixing the fascinating tales of the missions with the thrills of clinical discovery, Exploring Mars will intrigue a person drawn to the technology, the engineering, or the coverage of investigating different worlds.