Roving Mars

Roving Mars

Streaming Video - 2006
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A documentary using images shot by the "MERS" (Mars Exploration Rovers), vehicles that fly to Mars and send back images to earth. The film is designed to give the feeling that audiences are actually walking on Mars.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2006
ISBN: 9780788860768
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 40 min.)) : sd., col

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 26, 2013

Does space travel spark your wide-eyed interest? Well, eager space-cadets, with this documentary-DVD you can join along as a spectator with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California as they meticulously design and equip 2, 6-wheeled, state-of-the-art rovers._____ Known as "Spirit" and "Opportunity", the boys and girls at NASA send these 2 un-manned automatons on a 7-month journey, traveling 300 million miles, to that distant planet of red called Mars._____ It is believed that about 3 billion years ago Mars actually sustained life and these 2 robot geologists land on the desolate and dusty surface of said planet looking for vital clues to confirm this theory._____ This intriguing documentary from 2006 has a running time of only 40 minutes._____ As an impressive added bonus on this DVD, check out 1957's "Mars And Beyond" from Disney Studios. This mainly-animated, 50-minute film is introduced by Walt Disney, himself._____ This presentation features some really remarkable artists' interpretations of the weird and wonderful life-forms that may actually exist on Mars._____ As well, this 1957 gem presents a splendid look at space pioneers of the future and their awesome, atomic, electrically-powered spaceships that journey together as a team to distant Mars._____ Personally, I found this featurette to be a lot more interesting than this DVD's main attaction._____ Believe me, from a 1950's perspective, "Mars And Beyond" is a rip, roarin' ride of a lifetime for those interested in fantastic space travel!

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RebeccaL
Aug 10, 2011

An interesting documentary-type film that brings out your inner wannabe-NASA-engineer.

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