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January 4th Special Days - Featuring Spirit Rover on Mars Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 04, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: Space Machines in Action | An Augmented Reality Experience (Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books(r)) | Library Binding: 32 pages | by Rebecca E. Hirsch (Author). Publisher: Lerner Publications(tm) (January 1, 2020)
Space Machines in Action
January 4th is... Spirit Robotic Rover Lands on Mars (2004), Dimpled Chad Day/Hanging Chad Day/Ballot Chad Day, Free Flower Basket Day, Amnesty for Polygamists (1893), Pop Music Chart Day (1936), National Spaghetti Day, Eleventh Day of Christmas, National Trivia Day, Tom Thumb Day (1838), Appendectomy Day (1885), World Hypnotism Day (1841), Blender Created/Blender Day (1922), World Braille Day/Louis Braille Birthday (1809), Sir Isaac Newton's Birthday (1643), Jakob Grimm's Birthday (1785), Hinukan Mukee, National Missouri Day, Admission Day (Utah), Independence Day (Myanmar), Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Scientists in the Field Series) | Paperback: 80 pages | by Elizabeth Rusch (Author). Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 27, 2017)
The Mighty Mars Rovers
Spirit Robotic Rover Lands on Mars (2004)
-- Spirit, also known as MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover – A) or MER-2, is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It was one of two rovers of NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), which landed on the other side of the planet. Its name was chosen through a NASA-sponsored student essay competition. The rover became stuck in late 2009, and its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010. The robotic explorer Spirit woke up to its first full day on Mars, hours after making a perilous landing, sending postcards to Earth and taking a much-deserved snooze. The $400 million NASA craft was the first to land without disaster on the red planet since 1997.

Read: The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
-- On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life. A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.

Image: NASA Mars Rovers Manual: 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity) (Owners' Workshop Manual) | Hardcover: 192 pages | by David Baker (Author). Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK (June 1, 2013)
NASA Mars Rovers Manual
NASA Mars Rovers Manual: 1997-2013
-- Is there life on Mars? This age-old question has prompted many missions to Mars, with the most recent rover, Curiosity, having safely landed in August 2012 amid a blaze of publicity. This manual covers the development, design, and engineering of three generations of Mars rover: Sojourner, which landed in 1997, was the size of a microwave; Spirit and Opportunity, both the size of a shopping cart, followed in 2004; and Curiosity is the size of a car, with a design life of two years.

Image: Lifequest Mars: The Search for Life | Get an insider's look into what the first manned mission to Mars will really look like
Lifequest Mars
Lifequest Mars: The Search for Life
-- Get an insider's look into what the first manned mission to Mars will really look like. Learn about NASA's plans to proceed with such a mission and what the astronauts will do while on the Martian surface.

🔭 Space Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Mars Rovers: an easy to read book | Print length: 32 pages | by Catherine A Sarisky (Author). Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Mars Rovers

Amazon Freebies:

🔭 Free Mars ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🔭 Read Mars Rover ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🔭 Free Mars Rover apps

🔭 Listen to Mars Rover Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🔭 Watch Mars Rover Videos for Free -- Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies and TV Shows Anytime - Start Free Trial Now

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Image: The Astronaut's Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More | 2010th Edition | Paperback: 231 pages | by Charles T. Bourland (Author), Gregory L. Vogt (Author). Publisher: Springer; 2010th edition (October 29, 2009)
The Astronaut's Cookbook

Space Recipes:

🔭 Edible Rover Recipe

🔭 Bakesale Bestsellers III: Double Chocolate Mars Bar Meteors [Cookies]

🔭 Martian Cookies Recipe | Allrecipes

🔭 Martian Cookies (Zucchini and lots of other stuff!)

🔭 Meteor shower rock cakes - Kidspot

🔭 Make Your Own Edible Meteorites - The National Space Centre

🔭 Peanut Butter Meteor Balls - Home Foodie

🔭 Meteor Balls - AKA No Bake Gluten Free Twix - Jay Primrose

🔭 Holiday Cookies: Milky Way Meteor Crisps

Image: Mars Owners' Workshop Manual: From 4.5 billion years ago to the present (Haynes Manuals) Illustrated Edition | Hardcover: 176 pages | by David M Harland (Author). Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK; Illustrated edition (June 19, 2018)
Mars Owners' Workshop Manual

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🔭 Mars Rover Spirit Images

🔭 Images of Mars - NASA Photojournal

🔭 Access Mars - Explore Mars from your own living room. Access Mars uses NASA’s Curiosity Rover to allow viewers to see Mars up close and in 360-degrees.

🔭 Mars Rover Activity Pack | Ages 9 - 12 years

🔭 Mars for Kids | Coloring Pages, Games, Paper Spacecraft Models, and More Ways to Explore

🔭 Make Your Own 3D Glasses and See Mars in 3D

🔭 Explore Mars Map

🔭 Take Mars Adventure! | Online Game

🔭 Free Downloads for To Mars and Beyond VBS 2019

🔭 Follow NASA's Perseverance Rover in Real Time on Its Way to Mars

🔭 Connect With Mars Exploration Program

🔭 Mars Rover Game | Online Game

🔭 Send a Mars Postcard

🔭 Mars Maven Coloring Sheet

🔭 Mars Curiosity Coloring Sheet

🔭 Make Your Own Mars Rover

🔭 Mars Rover coloring page

🔭 Mars Up Close | Spirit on Mars

🔭 Death of a Mars Rover

🔭 Online Space Games | SpacePlace

🔭 Resources - NASA - Mars Exploration

🔭 Take a picture of Mars using a camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter

🔭 14 Awesome Space Tourism Travel Posters from NASA

>Image: The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet | Paperback: 256 pages | by Marc Hartzman (Author). Publisher: Quirk Books (July 7, 2020)
The Big Book of Mars

More Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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