Bluestem 2021: Curiousity

Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 4/17/2020

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover: Motum, Markus, Motum, Markus ...

Today's book from the 2021 Bluestem Award Nominee List is Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum. (Unfortunately, this book is not available as an ebook yet.)

Mars Rover, Curiosity, narrates this story about her creation, launch and continued exploration of Mars. She explains how scientists worked together to make sure she was equipped with a portable laboratory so she could take samples, analyze them and send data back to Earth. All of Curiosity's design features were created with the goal of her finding any evidence that life may have once existed on Mars.

This books shares a lot of fascinating information without being overwhelming. The diagrams and charts gave me a clear idea of how Curiosity was built, how she survived space travel and her landing on Mars rough surface. She is truly an amazing invention!

Official NASA Mars Curiosity Rover website - includes latest pictures and mission updates.