International Atlas of Mars Exploration
The International Atlas of Mars Exploration
Spirit to Curiosity: 2004 to 2014
Extending from the Mars Exploration Rovers and Phoenix up to the end of Curiosity's primary mission.
Philip J. Stooke
Cambridge University Press
Expected publication date: Late 2015
Photomap of the Spirit rover landing site (P. Stooke)
Bringing together a wealth of information from many sources, including much material never before published, this atlas and its companion first volume form a comprehensive reference on Mars exploration. It tells the story of every spacecraft mission to Mars since the dawn of the space age, illustrating each account with a unique combination of maps and annotated photographs. Most of the illustrations were created especially for this atlas. The missions and events are listed in chronological order, providing readers with an easy to follow history of Mars exploration missions. Special attention has been given to describing the selection of landing sites for every Mars mission, flown or planned. Landing site activities such as rover traverses or robotic arm activities at the Phoenix site are thoroughly documented.
- An easy to follow, step-by-step history of Mars exploration in atlas format.
- Compilation of information from many sources, including material never before published.
- Most illustrations were created especially for this atlas.
A few examples of the contents:
Some candidate sites for the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Panoramic view from the rim of Bonneville crater.
Spirit rover activities at Troy.
Opportunity rover activities outside Eagle crater.
Phoenix trenching activities.
Philip Stooke is available for speaking engagements.
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Philip J. Stooke
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2