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Voyage to Mars : NASA's search for life beyond Earth / Laurence Bergreen.

By: Bergreen, Laurence.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York: Riverhead Books, 2000Description: 355 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 157322166X; 9781573221665.Subject(s): Mars (Planet) -- Exploration | Mars probes | Exobiology | United States. National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Voyage to Mars.DDC classification: 629.45/53/00973 Also issued online.
The Mission -- Code S -- Discovering Mars.
Summary: Describes NASA's efforts to gather data on Mars' evolution and environment.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-345) and index.

Part 1 The Mission -- Part 2 Code S -- Part 3 Discovering Mars.

Describes NASA's efforts to gather data on Mars' evolution and environment.

Also issued online.

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Library Journal Review

Difficult to classify, this book is in essence an account of NASA's last three Mars missions: Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Climate Orbiter, and Mars Polar Lander. It also includes some retrospective history of the Pathfinder Mission, as it affected the most recent missions. This is a wonderful, rambling, personal journey into the world of NASA and extraplanetary exploration, inviting the reader to join the author as an observer of the planning, the debates in the scientific community, and the execution of the missions. This is also a philosophical journey, speculating on the existence of life beyond Earth. Does life exist on the other planets in our solar system? How and under what conditions can life develop? How do we discover that life? And what does the discovery of life beyond Earth mean to us? A good read, Voyage to Mars cannot replace solid scientific books and histories of the various missions to Mars, but it will be an excellent addition to any library where the clientele is interested in space exploration or life on other plants. Bergreen is the author of several biographies, including As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin.DBetty Galbraith, Owen Science & Engineering Lib., Washington State Univ., Pullman (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Laurence Bergreen is the author of several award-winning biographies, including those of Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, Irving Berlin, and James Agee. He has written for many national publications including Esquire and Newsweek , taught at the New School for Social Research, and served as Assistant to the President of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York. Bergreen has also served as a nonfiction judge for the National Book Awards and as a judge for the PEN/Albrand Nonfiction Award. Voyage to Mars is soon to be an NBC-TV television movie that will premier in spring 2002, and a weekly series that will debut in fall 2002. Bergreen lives in New York City.

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