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Working on Mars:
Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers

William J. Clancey
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2012

Fifty illustrations, twenty-five color plates

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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2014 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award


Nature 490(7418), 34–35 (04 October 2012) "Mars Exploration: Roving the Red Planet" by Jim Bell, MER Pancam Instrument Lead  [PDF]

The Space Review (24 September 2012)  [PDF]

Astronomy Now (January 2013, p. 79) with interview by Keith Cooper, Editor  [PDF]

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50(9), 216 (May 2013) by B. M. Simonson

The Observatory Magazine: 133, 189-190 (June 2013) by Richard McKim


The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco 2012 (slides & video)

Elementary School 2009 version

CONTACT 2008 Conference version

Related Interviews and Articles

Award Article: Pensacola New Journal, November 16, 2013

Podcast Interview: New Books in Science, Technology, and Society by Carla Nappi, November 3, 2013

National Public Radio Interview: IHMC Scientist Recounts Mars Explorations In Award-Winning Book, January 4, 2014

Web Interview: National Robotics Week: Mars Exploration Rover, The MIT Press Blog, Part I;  Part II (html)  [PDF]

Print Interview: (Out of) Our World Now: Space, Delta Sky Magazine, January 2013, pp. 63, 64, 79, by Mark Anderson.

Book Précis: 50 Years of Planetary Exploration, NASA History Program Office, News & Notes 29(4) 5-6, Fourth Quarter 2012.

Essay: The Story of Jake and a Rock on Mars (Huffington Post, 28 September 2012)  [PDF]

Essay: Clear Speaking about Machines: People are exploring Mars, not robots  (AAAI: The Human Implications of Human-Robotic Interaction, 2006)

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