The MIGHTY MARS ROVERS by Elizabeth Rusch
The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Scientists in the Field Series)

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On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life.A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.

This suspenseful page-turner captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during the adventures with two tough rovers.


About Elizabeth Rusch

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The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch has published more than one hundred articles in magazines such as Muse, Smithsonian, and Mother Jones. She is the author of a number award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?, The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. You can visit Liz online at
Published June 19, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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What's it like to explore Mars? Did life ever exist on Earth's red neighbor? To find out, readers need only soar along with this enthralling account of the adventures of two rovers designed to seek evidence on Mars of water that could have once supported life.

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(Yes, there was.) The endeavor is documented in "The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity," by Elizabeth Rusch of Portland.

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