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To Mars With Love is the story behind the Labeled Release experiment, one of three life detection experiments on the 1976 Viking Mission, the first spacecraft to land successfully on Mars. Patricia Ann Straat was Co-Experimenter of the LR, intimatly involved with its development prior to the Mars landing and member of the Biology Flight Team during the Viking Mission. The ...more
Hardcover, First, 285 pages
Published January 2019 by Palmetto Publishing Group
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Rachel
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"To Mars With Love" reads like a captivating novel filled with science, engineering, and human challenges (faced and overcome), and amusing interactions with neighbors in the beach side community of LA. It is filled with interesting personalities, from Nobel scientists to equestrians of all ilk and form, and laced with personal experiences documenting the development of the biology investigation "Labelled Release" instrument and her own life as a young woman scientist in an era that was ...more
Michelle
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating, first-hand account of the life detection experiments conducted by the Viking Lander on Mars. The book is filled with tons of details about how the first experiments to detect life on Mars were designed and carried out. Interspersed with never before seen diagrams and candid pictures of the scientific team, the author also shares some very entertaining tales from her personal life, especially her adventures riding horses as a member of a local hunt club.

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Patricia Ann Straat was Co-Experimenter of the Labeled Release life detection experiment on the 1976 Viking Mission, the first spacecraft to land successfully on the surface of Mars, and a member of the Biology Flight Team during the Viking Mission. She was also team member of the Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS) experiment on board the 1971 Mariner 9 Mission, the first spacecraft to ...more