Finished reading August 14, 2013
This is a science book for children. And it’s excellent. It’s about the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity that were sent to opposite sides of Mars on missions that were supposed to be three months long, but were so successful that worked for years. Opportunity still functions, but the team lost contact with Spirit a couple of years ago, and although they were hoping it would power up again, nothing’s been heard of Spirit lately.
This book gives an overview of why they were sent there, what they explored, where exactly were they, what problems the rovers and their teams had to endure and overcome and also a small part of what they discovered.
Although I wasn’t interested in Mars exploration more than an average space-obsessed person would be, then this book got me hooked on that topic. I can’t wait to read some more books about Mars!
Although it’s a children’s book, it’s not all wishy-washy, the language used and phrases are normal every-day English, with just a few technical or scientific terms, so if you’ve got kids and want to do a live-experiment to see how Mars-obsessed kids would look like, get them this book. 😀